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Albert and Victoria gifted decorative objects featuring photographs

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Brooch containing portrait of Prince Leopold 1857

Gilt metal pin with photograph | 2.8 x 3.0 x 0.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 53596

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A circular gilt metal brooch containing a photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of a young Prince Leopold. The brooch is decorated with a twisted, rope design on the outer rim and a inner border of gilt metal balls.  

The brooch is inscribed on the back: 'Leopold/ Xmas 1857'. The photograph dates from August 1857 (RCIN 2900110).  
  • Creator(s)

    Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88) (photographer)

    Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853-84)
  • 2.8 x 3.0 x 0.7 cm (whole object)

  • Christmas gift, dating 1857, possibly given to Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • costume
        • costume accessories
          • jewellery
            • pins (jewellery)
              • brooches
      • visual works
        • photographs