'The Heneage Jewel' [locket] Also called 'The Armada Jewel' -- 1595 -- Painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I is said to have given this jewel to Sir Thomas Heneage, a Privy Counsellor the Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household. Via The Victoria Albert Museum.
From the collection of HM Queen Elizabeth. Royal Cap Badge of Henry VIII. As documented in a miniature portrait painted by Hans Holbein. "St. George Slaying the Dragon" - Gold, Pearl, Cloisonne' Enameling.
Brooke Marks-Swanson. "My work is fueled by a deep appreciation for the history of craft and the process of making with my hands. I am drawn to the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Resulting in pieces that provide information of the past while speaking of the present. On the surface a dialog of contrast develops that lead to questions. This drives the focus of my research."
A RARE GEM-SET SILVER INSIGNIA OF THE ORDER OF THE IMPERIAL EFFIGY DEPICTING MUZAFFAR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR (R.1896-1907), PERSIA, CIRCA 1900 featuring an oval painted portrait of Muzaffar al-Din Shah Qajar within a thick silver mount set with rubies and diamonds, with flowerheads and leafy sprays topped by a crown above and bow-tie underneath with hanging rubies, the reverse with suspension clip