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Box pendant: M.70 & A-1930

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Silversmith)
Rawlins, Thomas (Medallist)

Description

Oval, silver-gilt box pendant set with silver portrait medallions of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, and Charles II and Catherine of Braganza

Silver, parcel-gilt, embossed, chased and set with portrait medallions. Oval, the bombé sides decorated with a strapwork border of partially gilt leaves and flowerheads between two borders of small gilt spots. At the top is a compressed sphee with attached suspension loop. The oval medallion on the pull-off front depicts on the oberse: Charles I, in profile facing right, within the legend 'CAROLVS. D.G. MAG. BRITAN. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX. F.I.D'.; on the reverse: Henrietta Maria, in profile facing left, within the legend 'HENRETTA. MARIA. D.G. MAG. BRITAN. FRAN. ET. HIB. REG.' and 'T RAWLINS'. The oval medallion on the recessed base depicts on the obverse: Charles II, in profile facing left, above the legend 'PACE TRIVMPHANS'; on the reverse Catherine of Braganza, in profile facing left, beneath the legend 'FVTVRI SPES'.

Notes

History note: Frank Gray Smart, Bredbury, Tunbridge Wells (d. 1913); T.J.G. Duncanson

Legal notes

Given by T.J.G. Duncanson, MA

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.6 cm
Width: 3.7 cm

Relative size of this object

3.7 cm5.6 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-02-14) by Duncanson, T. J. G.

Dating

Late 17th Century
Circa 1662 - Circa 1685

Note

The medallion of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza celebrates their marriage medal in 1662

School or Style

English

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold Badges

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: CAROLVS. D.G. MAG. BRITAN. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX. F.I.D
  • Location: Round the portrait bust of Charles I
  • Method of creation: Struck, in relief
  • Text: HENRETTA. MARIA. D.G. MAG. BRITAN. FRAN. ET. HIB. REG
  • Location: Round the portrait bust of Queen Henrietta Maria
  • Method of creation: Struck, in relief
  • Text: T RAWLINS
  • Location: Beneath the portrait bust of Queen Henrietta Maria
  • Method of creation: Struck, in relief
  • Text: PACE TRIVMPHANS
  • Location: Beneath the portrait bust of Charles II
  • Method of creation: Struck, in relief
  • Text: FVTVRI SPES'
  • Location: Above the portrait bust of Catherine of Braganza
  • Method of creation: Struck, in relief
  • Text: 93/30
  • Location: Inside the pendant
  • Method of creation: Oval tag, written in black ink
  • Type: Paper label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.70 & A-1930
Primary reference Number: 77332
Old object number: M.2-1930
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 July 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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