Great postcard graphic, typography, royalty, queen, crown, butterfly, script, French. Would be fun to use in a transfer project. Just print in reverse on a laser printer and use Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel to apply image to your painted surface.
Queen Victoria's Crown This small beautiful crown of heraldic Tudor form was ordered by Queen Victoria at own expense for her personal use in 1870. She found the Imperial State Crown too heavy, and very much resented the complicated procedures involved when removing the crown from the Tower of London.
1 Cor. 9:24,25, "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown." (Queens Crown of Bavaria)
Emerald Demi-parure. The demi-parure comprises of a belt and two brooches. The belt is used as a necklace today. The emeralds were mentioned in the very first documentation of the Bernadotte Family Foundation (the jewels of the Royal House of Sweden) in 1844. The first Bernadotte king, Charles XIV John of Sweden, laid the foundation to a collection that would be owned by the Head of the Royal House and be at the disposition of the queens. Crown Princess Victoria wearing the jewels.
Queen Victoria's Orange Blossom Parure, c1839. Materials: Gold, white porcelain. Prince Albert gave this to Queen Victoria as a anniversary gift. He had it custom made for her and added additional pieces over the following years. Victoria always wore the tiara on her wedding anniversary even after his death. The box is inscribed “Sent to me/ by dear Albert/ from Wiesbaden/ Novr. 1839.″
The British Imperial State Crown is the most magnificent of all the Crown Regalia. It was made in 1838 for the coronation of Queen Victoria, and then altered for the coronation of George VI in 1937 and Elizabeth II in 1953. It replaced the crown of St. Edward on the head of the ruler immediately after the coronation. Although the crown is modern in design it is set with very ancient gems.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (née Victoria of Baden) wearing court dress and a necklace from the Leuchtenberg sapphire parure, in a photograph dated 1907 (courtesy of Carolath Habsburg Tumblr). Her gown closely matches a dress created for her by Anna Gröber in 1906 that is now in the collection of the Royal Armory in Stockholm. Color photograph of the Leuchtenberg parure (necklace and earrings) via royals-and-quotes on Tumblr. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.