23 décembre 2012

Queen Elizabeth I Cameo Locket

Queen Elizabeth I Cameo Locket.  Gold, Sapphire, Onyx, Enamel, Miniature. Private collection. The oval gold locket enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2012

Locket known as The Heneage Jewel or The Armada Jewel, painting by Nicholas Hilliard, about 1595

Locket known as The Heneage Jewel or The Armada Jewel, painting by Nicholas Hilliard, about 1595. Museum no. M.81-1935. © 2012 V&A
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18 juillet 2012

Locket with hair of Charles I. c.1620

Locket with hair of Charles I., c.1620. English. Gold, enamel, Burmese rubies, early and triangular-cut diamonds; 7.5 x 5.0 cm. Queen Victoria. RCIN 43778. The Royal Collection © 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Oval gold locket with large scrollwork suspension loop in opaque blue and white enamel, white enamel loop at bottom. Obverse: openwork pea-pod design in opaque white and translucent dark-blue and green enamel, set with twelve rubies and ten diamonds. Reverse: pierced... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2009

Onyx, Enamel And Diamond Locket, 1920s

Onyx, Enamel And Diamond Locket, 1920s The rectangular cut-cornered locket inset with onyx, to a central petit point style floral spray motif decorated with red and black enamel accented with rose-cut diamonds to a similarly set bail, opening to reveal a two sided compartment, several small stones deficient.. Estimate 3,000—3,500 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Jewels. 19 Mar 09. London www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's
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