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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1893,0411.10.11

  • Description

    The crown worn by George I at his Coronation; encrusted with diamonds and other gems, surmounted by a ball of aquamarine and a cross with pearls suspended, the cap of crimson velvet and the welt of ermine. 1731 Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white and gold, over black chalk

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1731 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 400 millimetres
    • Width: 380 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "The Crown with which George the first..." and "Bern: Lens fecit 1731"
  • Curator's comments

    One of eighteen watercolours, by various hands, of jewellery, ornament and costume, bound in a red leather album. A sheet attached to the same folio listing various precious metalwork and jewels with their weights.

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (197*.c.2)

  • Exhibition history

    1937 BM, Coronation exhibition, no.143
    2014 May-Oct, Hannover, Lower Saxony State Museum, Hanoverians

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1893

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1893,0411.10.11

The crown worn by George I at his Coronation; encrusted with diamonds and other gems, surmounted by a ball of aquamarine and a cross with pearls suspended, the cap of crimson velvet and the welt of ermine. 1731 Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white and gold, over black chalk

Recto

The crown worn by George I at his Coronation; encrusted with diamonds and other gems, surmounted by a ball of aquamarine and a cross with pearls suspended, the cap of crimson velvet and the welt of ermine. 1731 Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with white and gold, over black chalk

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