Large SKULL WATCH given by the Queen to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning ‘pale death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and the castles of the rich’ (Horace). The skull is held upside down and the jaw lifted to read the silver dial. The hour is struck on a bell. Made by Moyant A Blois (1570-90).
The Diademe above, belonging to the New Crown Parure (better known as the 'Stuart Diademe') can be worn in three versions. Itwasmworn by Mary Stuart,Princess of York as Princess of Orange and later Queen of England,Scotland and Ireland. The tiara was made in 1897 by German Jeweller Schurmann in Frankfurt..
Bild: Krone einer englischen Königin: Die Krone ist 1399 in England als "Älteres Geschmeide" nachweisbar. Vermutlich stammt sie aus dem Besitz König Eduards III. oder Annas von Böhmen, der Gemahlin König Richards II., der in diesem Jahr durch Heinrich IV. gestürzt wurde. Seine Tochter, Prinzessin Blanche, wurde 1402 die Gemahlin des Kurfürsten Ludwig III. von der Pfalz und brachte die Krone als Heiratsgut in den "Pfälzer Schatz" nach Heidelberg. 1782 kam das Juwel mit anderen Pretiosen der…
Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587 - (Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland) was queen regnant of Scotland. Mary spent most of her childhood in France whilst Scotland was ruled by regents, and in 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France. Vivacious, beautiful, and clever, Mary had a promising childhood. She was considered a pretty child and later, as a woman, strikingly attractive. She was a favourite with everyone, except Henry II's wife Catherine de' Medici.