A small diamond point engraved Charles II Royal Armorial mirror panel, circa 1660, in 18thC frame
Lot 89
An important Charles II diamond-point engraved mirror panel, circa 1660
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 14,786) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important Charles II diamond-point engraved mirror panel, circa 1660
The rectangular panel elaborately engraved with the full Royal Arms with lion and unicorn supporters flanked by roses and thistles, surmounted by the crest of a crown and lion between the crowned cipher initials C R II, visible area 13.7cm x 17cm, in an 18th century frame

Footnotes

  • A related diamond-engraved mirror panel of larger size measuring 35cm x 34cm, with the Royal Arms and cipher of Charles II is in the collection of the British Museum, registration number: 1872,0320.14. It has been suggested that this panel may have been produced in the glasshouse of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. A further related diamond-engraved window glass panel with the Royal coat of arms is in the John Bryan Collection, illustrated by Dwight Lanmon in The Golden Age of English Glass 1650-1775 (2011) p.263, fig.89. This has been attributed to Anne St. John, Countess of Rochester, on the basis of an early inscription on the frame of a companion armorial panel also illustrated by Lanmon, fig.90
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