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Garland

1921 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Ceremonial garland embroidered in silver-gilt thread, spangles and strips, faceted and cabochon jewels backed with coloured foil, seed pearls and coloured silks over a canvas ground. The 'chain' of the garland is formed of a wide band of oak-leaves between fillets of leaves and pearl-rosettes, the badges of HRH's orders, his crest, and motto issuing from a Ducal Crown. Suspended from the underside of this crown is an eight-pointed pendant charged with the Prince's arms on one side, and on the other with those of the British Indian Association of Oudh.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Embroidered canvas in silver-gilt thread, spangless, jewels backed with foil, seed pearls and silks
Brief description
Ceremonial garland of embroidered canvas in silks and silver-gilt threads, Lucknow, 1921
Physical description
Ceremonial garland embroidered in silver-gilt thread, spangles and strips, faceted and cabochon jewels backed with coloured foil, seed pearls and coloured silks over a canvas ground. The 'chain' of the garland is formed of a wide band of oak-leaves between fillets of leaves and pearl-rosettes, the badges of HRH's orders, his crest, and motto issuing from a Ducal Crown. Suspended from the underside of this crown is an eight-pointed pendant charged with the Prince's arms on one side, and on the other with those of the British Indian Association of Oudh.
Dimensions
  • Length: 39in
  • Pendant width: 10in
Credit line
Given by HM Queen Mary
Object history
IM.37-1932 Register entry: 'CEREMONIAL GARLAND (Har), embroidered in silver-gilt thread, spangles and strips, faceted and cabochon jewels backed with coloured foil, seed-pearls, and coloured silks over a canvas ground. Presented to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales by the British Indian Association of Oudh, United Provinces, on the occasion of his visit to India in 1921. LUCKNOW, OUDH: 1921. Given by H.M. QUEEN MARY. The "chain" of the garland is formed of a wide band of oak-leaves between fillets of leaves and pearl-rosettes, the badges of H.R.H.'s orders, his crest and motto (twice) issuing from a Ducal Crown. Suspended from the underside of this crown is an eight-pointed pendant charged with the Prince's arms on one side and on the other with those of the British Indian Association of Oudh."
Collection
Accession number
IM.37-1932

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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