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Pendant

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraved gold with hair and gold wire under glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Joan Evans

  • Museum number:

    M.103-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 81, shelf D2, box 2

Physical description

Gold pendant with the royal cipher of Charles I in gold wire mounted over what is thought to be the king's own hair, under glass. At the back the inscription CR REX MARTYR

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Engraved gold with hair and gold wire under glass

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed CR REX MARTYR
the reverse

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm, Width: 1.8 cm, Depth: 0.8 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Commemorates the execution of Charles I

Descriptive line

Gold pendant with the royal cipher of Charles I in gold wire mounted over what is thought to be the king's own hair, under glass, made in England, about 1650

Materials

Gold; Gold wire; Glass; Hair

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Monograms

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Death; Royalty; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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