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The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Lesser George known as ‘The Strafford George’ last quarter 17th century

Onyx: brown, light grey, dark grey; gold, silver, enamel, Dutch rose-cut diamonds | 8.0 x 4.8 cm (whole object) | RCIN 441379

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Obverse: circular cameo of St. George slaying the dragon with the Princess in the background; set in a gold mount and framed with eight rose-cut diamonds in silver collets. The gold suspension ring has a large rose-cut diamond in a silver collet. Reverse: oval enamel miniature painting of St. George and the dragon surrounded by the Garter and motto of the Order of the Garter ‘HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE’; (Shame on him who thinks evil of it); with surrounding scalloped border of white enamelled gold with black and pink scrollwork.