photos taken by B. Levick or N. Kipar
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miniatures and pendants from the Royal Danish collection
in Roseborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cheapside Hoard in the Museum of London. The jewels
were found in 1912 when workmen dug in Cheapside in
London, and it is believed they belonged to the stock
of either a tradesman or a pawnbroker. They are not
the diamonds and precious pearls of the aristocracy,
but reflect the tastes and prices of the upper middle
classes, showing a lot of enamel as well as semi precious
stones. The cut of the jewels points to the 17th century,
but many items still have a very late 16th century feel
about them. It is being mainly dated to the early 17th
century though. Below you will find close-ups of the
in the London Museum from the mid to late 17th century
including an impressive pearl necklace.
(paste?) buttons and several buckles as well as embroidery
and sewing tools.