The Imperial Crown of Great Britain, Which In Obedience To The Command Of Her Most Sacred Majesty Queen Victoria was expressly made for the solemnity of the Coronation by Her Majestys most devoted & grateful servants, Rundell, Bridge & Co.This print is (by Gracious permission) humbly dedicated to Her Majesty.
Hand coloured lithograph, fine colour & very large margins. A rare survivor of this large print. Sheet size: 710 x 600mm (28 x 23˝"). Paper toning. Tears to top and bottom edges of sheet moving into printed area. Small tears along right edge of sheet.
The Imperial State crown with blue velvet cap. The Black Prince's ruby is in the centre of the crown, with four commemorative coins and a mace on a red velvet and gold-trimmed cushion. The Imperial State Crown was originally made for Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838 by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the Crown Jewellers, and now incorporates many famous gemstones, including the diamond known as the Second Star of Africa (the second largest stone cut from the celebrated Cullinan Diamond), the Black Prince's Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, St. Edward’s Sapphire and Queen Elizabeth's Pearls.
[Ref: 35418] £680.00