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The first major study of portrait miniatures from the Victorian era

British School, 17th century

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

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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'.