18 août 2018

Wartski, Stand 311, at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Brooch, England, circa 1842. Gold, garnet and pearls, 3.9 x 2.2 cm (1.5 x 0.9 in.). Image courtesy Wartski / Stand 311. This circular brooch was presented to Her late Majesty Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by His late Royal Highness Prince Albert (1819-1861). The form is inspired by the celebrated brooch of Lorne, a silver medieval turreted disc brooch, apocryphally thought to have been taken in battle from Robert the Bruce (Robert I of Scotland) at the battle of Dalrigh in 1307. The historic jewel was shown to Queen Victoria... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

V&A acquires Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet - a spectacular love token designed by Prince Albert

Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamond coronet, designed by Prince Albert, made by Joseph Kitching, London, 1840- 1842. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. LONDON.- Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum announced it has acquired one of Queen Victoria’s most important jewels. The stunning sapphire and diamond cornet designed by Prince Albert in 1840, the royal couple’s wedding year, has been generously gifted to the V&A by William Bollinger. In 2019, the bicentenary year of the birth of both Victoria and Albert,... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

Philip Mould and Company at Masterpiece London 2017

English School, mid-1560s, Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Philip Mould and Company, Stand A3 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD Samuel Cooper, Portrait miniature of Baptist May (1628-1697), wearing brass-studded armour and white lace jabot, with a full-bottomed wig. Philip Mould and Company, Stand A3 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD  William Essex, Portrait enamel of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), wearing wedding attire, white lace veil, a wreath of orange blossom, turkish diamond earrings and... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2016

World-famous diamond inspires new and bloody history

The Koh-i-Noor. NEW DELHI (AFP).- Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world's most famous diamond the Koh-i-Noor surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals "Game of Thrones".  The Koh-i-Noor ("Mountain of Light"), now part of the British Crown Jewels, has witnessed the birth and the fall of empires across the Indian subcontinent, and remains the subject of a bitter ownership battle between Britain and India. "It is an unbelievably violent story...... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2016

Culture Minister steps in to prevent Queen Victoria's coronet from export

Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert.  LONDON.- Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet to keep it in the country. Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT). The coronet is considered one of the most important jewels of Queen Victoria’s reign. It... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Tate opens exhibition devoted to the sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign

Sir Francis Chantrey, Queen Victoria, 1838 – 1841. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014 LONDON.- Sculpture Victorious is the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It shows how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian politics, empire and industry and includes major Victorian sculptors like Francis Chantrey and Alfred Gilbert, alongside lesser-known artists such as Mary Watts and William... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2013

Queen Victoria’s Turkish Rosette Necklace

Queen Victoria’s Turkish Rosette Necklace.  Queen Victoria was given a personal gift of a large number of diamonds by Sultan Mahmud of Turkey in 1838. The following year, the Queen commissioned Rundell & Bridge, the firm that held the royal warrant at the time, to create a necklace and earrings using some of the diamonds. Because of the provenance of the stones, Victoria referred to the set as “my Turkish diamond necklace and earrings”. The necklace featured three diamond rosettes – one large and two smaller ones... [Lire la suite]
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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 juin 2012

The Queen's Coronation necklace and earings

The Queen's Coronation necklace and earings made in 1858 for Queen Victoria and worn by four different queens at their own coronations.
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