London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
FORTY-EIGHT COLOURED-GLASS HANGING NIGHT-LIGHT LANTERNS
CIRCA 1858, FOR THE VISIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT TO STONELEIGH ABBEY, WARWICKSHIRE
Comprising sixteen each of ruby, blue and amber glass, some applied colour
3½ in. (9 cm.) high (48)
Stoneleigh Abbey, Warkwickshire, by repute.
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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Stoneleigh on 14-16 June 1858. The old Abbey gate and garden were hung with coloured lamps to illuminate the magnificent festivities.
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