Sunday, May 26, 2013

Victorian Bookmark With Prince Albert Photograph


This is a brilliant bookmark and there's so much going on. The base of the bookmark is pierced paper which has then been embroidered with a cross and other designs. Cut steel beads have been used to form a crown at the bottom of the bookmark. At the top there is a real albumen photo of Prince Albert. The bookmark is backed with blue silk and someone has written in ink on the verso of the photo - "H R H The Prince Consort". I think this must be a fairly rare survival...



2 comments:

Paul Brownsey said...

Oh, *that*s* what you meant by "Prince Albert photograph"...

Callum said...

;-)

 
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