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    Sale 5929

    The Sunday Sale - Property of the Late Monty Lewis, removed from Hyver Manor & Property of the Late Dr. William Lindsaygordon

    29 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

    A CHARLES I SILVER ROYALIST LOCKET DISGUISED AS AN AMATORY TOKEN

    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1648

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES I SILVER ROYALIST LOCKET DISGUISED AS AN AMATORY TOKEN
    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1648
    One side inscribed QUIS TEMPERY A LACHRIMIS FANIT 30 1648 above an engraved heart pierced with two arrows, the back further inscribed FINUSTA MEA NOX above a skull, the cover lifting out to reveal an interior concealed portrait of Charles I in profile on a brown enamel ground; together with a Royalist revival woven silk sash, 18th century, with the legend GOD BLESS THE KING AND DOWN WITH THE RUMP; and a set of 52 17th century playing cards depicting scenes from 'The Popish Plot'
    The sash, 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) wide; 50 in. (127 cm.) long


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    For similar examples of the sash see, Seligman and Hughes, Domestic Needlework, 1938, plate XVI.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    The sash: Christie's London, 20 February, 1973, lot 165.