Charles 1st Stuart crystal

Charles 1st Stuart crystal pendant

A high carat gold pendant, circa 1650 – 1660, containing a watercolour on vellum portrait of the monarch Charles 1st under faceted rock crystal. The king is portrayed wearing the blue sash of the Order of the Garter, with a skull on a table by his left shoulder, symbolising his death. The pendant measures 3/4 of an inch by 2/3 of an inch. The miniature is well executed with the original colours still vibrant.

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Oil painting of King Charles I (1600-1649) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 – London 1641). A three quarter length portrait, wearing the Ribbon and Order of the Garter.