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Keyl reported in a letter that he had learned from Sir Edwin Landseer that 'The Queen was quite delighted with my Lambs brought them herself with her own hands into his bedroom – thought it quite Preraphaelite'.
Signed and dated: F.W. Keyl / 1868.

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Boxes of crackers 1924

RCIN 230270

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Miniature circular brass box with cover embossed with Prince of Wales feathers. Contains Maundy money consisting of three coins: penny, quarter farthing, halfpenny

Box of Maundy money ©

Easter is celebrated in Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in miniature with Easter crackers and Maundy money. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is the largest dolls’ house in the world. It was built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V. It includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century.