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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 171

    A LARGE CHARLES I SILVER AND GILT-METAL ROYALIST RELIQUARY PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A BOOK

    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1649

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    A LARGE CHARLES I SILVER AND GILT-METAL ROYALIST RELIQUARY PENDANT IN THE FORM OF A BOOK
    UNMARKED, CIRCA 1649
    The cover applied with an openwork gold "jewel" incorporating three crystals and a white enamelled crown and Royal cipher, decorated in white, red, blue and green enamel, the hinged cover opening to reveal a cut-out portrait of Charles I in profile on one side and, on the other side, a piece of blood-stained cloth, the inside of the spine set with three faceted crystals, the front and back covers each decorated on one side with two fleurs-de-lys which connected two straps (now lacking) that served to fasten the locket
    2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Major Cyril Sloane-Stanley, a descendant of Sir Hans Sloane from whom he may have inherited this piece.
    Christie's London, 25 November 1975, lot 55.


    Literature

    Basil S. Long, The Collector, February 1930, Vol. IX, No. 33, "Stuart Relics in the Possession of Major Cyril Sloane-Stanley", Fig. 2 and 2a.