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.