Detail from an Indian state cap reputed to have belonged to the last Muslim King of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar II (1775-1862) who was a descendent of the Mughal Dynasty. King Zafar succeeded to the throne of Delhi in 1837 but was imprisoned in 1858 by the British after the 1857 revolution. Medium: Gold wire embroidery, feathers, rubies, pearls and emeralds.
Queen Victoria's Miniature Bracelet; Mid-19th Century, English. The back is inscribed MEINE THEUREN NICHTE STEFANIE VON VICTORIA RAM (9TEN MAI 1858) (MY DEAR NIECE STEPHANIE FROM VICTORIA RAM. (9 MAY 1858) As the inscription indicates, Stephanie of Hohenzollern (1837-1859) was related to Queen Victoria through her father-in-law, King Ferdinand of Portugal.
Walking stick- Nizam's Collection made of amber and encrusted with precious jewels and with large Basra pearl on the end. Nizams of Hyderabad (1720–1948) India.
ALBION ART Historical Jewelry - Gold, Silver, Diamond, Pearl, Garnet Brooch, c.1850~1870 Made in France. Private Collection.
Royalty & their Jewelry - Brooches of Nizam of Hyderabad
Royalty & their Jewelry - Emerald turban Pin of Nizam of Hyderabad
Join me on my search for all things fine, gracious, grand and glorious. We are awash in rudeness, garishness and sloth. Together, let's look for the beautiful things that still remain. Yes, we'll focus quite a lot on The Victorian and the Edwardian. However, our goal is to find the beauty that seems to be missing in all aspects of our lives. Maybe, together, we can start a new Belle Époque.