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Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Pendant 1870

Gold, enamel, pearl and a hand-coloured photograph | 4.5 x 2.0 x 0.3 cm (whole object) | RCIN 45556

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This gold pendant was given to Princess Victoria of Wales on her birthday by Queen Victoria in 1870. It is set with a photograph of Prince Albert, under which sits the name 'ALBERT' in blue enamel. There is a border around the portrait, and a design, both created in blue enamel.Above the photograph is a crown and beneath a drop pearl. On the verso is an inscription reading: 'To / Our dear little / GRANDAUGHTER / VICTORIA OF WALES / In recollection of / Her dear Grandpapa / Albert / From her most / Affectionate / GRANDMAMA, / VICTORIA.R. / 6 July 1870'.