Blood, Hair & Garter of King James II


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Blood, Hair & Garter of King James II

A rare relic of King James II, last Roman Catholic King of Scotland, England and Ireland. Typical of many Roman Catholic relics of saints the relics of the king held within frames of gold-edged rolled paper, the central heart with issuing Christian cross surmounted by the royal crown. Contained within a turned horn lidded case, the interior of the cover with a circle of orange paper written with details of the relics; 'Blood, Hair & Garter of King James The Second'. English, 1701.
2 inches in diameter.
Chiddingstone Castle was bought as house and home for the extensive collection of Denys Eyre Bower. An important part of this collection reflected Bower's fascination with the Stuart and Jacobite cause, his passion for the subject resulting in a fascinating, varied collection consisting of a number of high quality portraits, prints and original royal documents. Catalogued amongst this collection are numerous interesting relics including 'a segment of the heart, hair, blood and garter ribbon of James II'.


18th Century & Earlier

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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