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Victorian Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen

The first major study of portrait miniatures from the Victorian era


Tortoiseshell snuff box with miniature of Charles I (1600-1649)

nineteenth century

Tortoiseshell, gold, enamel, glass | 4.1 x 3.6 cm (sight) | RCIN 4076

Oval tortoiseshell box, mounted with gold rims with inset oval glazed enamel miniature of Charles I (1600-1649), bust-length, in armour with a lace falling collar and the ribbon of the Order of the Garter, surrounded by chased gold floral border. Plain gold interior.

The head of Charles I is taken from the equestrian portrait of the King by Anthony Van Dyck known as 'Charles I on Horseback with M. de St Antoine'.

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