Tuesday, November 10, 2015

F.W Margrett Bangkok Dress Clips Siamese Silver Dress Clips

1930's sterling silver, finely engraved dress clips featuring Siamese dancers by FW Margrett in mint condition. R650.00

Frank Weaver Margrett was born in 1867 in Reading, England, at the age of 19 he started working for The Association of Diamond Merchants, London which took him to the East on business, in 1909 he set up his own business in Bangkok where he traded in gems, gold, Niello jewellery and oriental artefacts at Tewksbury House, New Road, Bangkok. 

In 1909 the Queen of Siam's valuable pearl necklace disappeared in transit from London to Bangkok, Margrett was instrumental in tracking down the the thief, a wharfinger that had been selling the pearls individually from the necklace. Lloyds of London paid out 
10 000 GBP on conviction of the wharfinger. 

Queen Saovabha Phongsri