Charles 1st

Charles 1st

A mid-17th century Royalist pendant commemorating the death of Charles 1st. The watercolour on vellum miniature depicts the monarch with mournful demeanour wearing the Order of the Garter. A skull on the table symbolises his demise. It measures one inch by 2/3 of an inch. Such jewels were worn by those who considered Charles to be a martyr.

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