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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Pendant

ca. 1650 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraved gold with hair and gold wire under glass
Brief 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, made in England, about 1650
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
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.5cm
  • Width: 1.8cm
  • Depth: 0.8cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
inscribed CR REX MARTYR (the reverse)
Credit line
Given by Dame Joan Evans
Object history
Historical significance: Commemorates the execution of Charles I
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
M.103-1962

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record createdJuly 20, 2006
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