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This is the necklace as portrayed in Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves, as was painted in 1539. This was the portrait commissioned by Henry VIII to see if Anne was comely enough to be his Queen.  What many had thought to be the same necklace as that of the miniature, were actually two separate necklaces.  Our offering is made in 24KT vermeil (gold on Sterling Silver) and is adjustable from 19 to 20 inches.  It is designed to be worn high on the neck as are many of the Tudor pieces. as was the practice of sewing it onto a piece of cloth to ensure it hung properly (not all Lady's shapes are the same). The enameled white roses are adorned with alternating natural rose cut garnets and citrines.  On the Jewel, displayed in proper, is a Tudor style cross adorned with natural garnets.

Anne of Cleves 2, Portrait Necklace

SKU: 021519
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