Das Nationalemblem von Süd Wales als Geschenk
Die Damen von Süd Wales machten der Prinzessin von Wales ein
kunstvolles und kostbares Kleinod zum Geschenk.
Es ist eine zweiteilige Brosche und ein passendes Armband mit Smaragden,
Gold, Perlen und Diamanten.
Als Zentrales Element ist der Lauch, das Waliser National Emblem, als
Mittelpunkt - eingebunden im Rahmen aus Diamanten, das Spruchband mit
dem Motto in Walisisch:
Die Blätter des Lauchs sind aus Smaragden gebildet, die Wurzeln
in Gold mit einer grossen barocken Perle, gefertigt wie ein Medaillon,
dessen Fläche kleine Diamanten eingesetzt sind. Die Knospen aus
Illustrated London News wrote:
.. which the leek (the badge of Wales) is surmounted
by a gold chain.
The leek is mounted on a ground of diamonds thrown out in high
relief, and the leaves and the bud are formed of emeralds of various
The bulb is of pearl, with gold fibres sprinkled with brilliants. The
whole is inclosed in a richly wrought frame of gold and enamel in cinque-cento
style, studded with diamonds and emeralds to which there are three pendants
with enamel pictures, in frames enriched with emeralds and diamonds.
The centre pendant represents St. David, Archbishop of Caerleon, the
patron saint of the Principality standing in front of a British stone
cross. The right hand pendant represents the dragon of Wales the banner
and crest of the Principality which dragon of Wales was xxxx in the
battle of Bosworth Field, and was borne by Henry VII, Henry VIII, and
Queen Elisabeth, and was also a supporter of the Royal arms till James
I introduced the unicorn in its place.
The pendant on the left side contains the arms of Wales in enamel
vis, four xxx xxx grules and or, which was formed at the quartering
for Wales and Queen Elisabeths seal. Our second engraving represents
the bracelet, in the centre of which is a fine emerald, surrounded by
diamonds, the circlet formed of leeks entwined with a scroll bearing
the following motto in diamondsXXX XXXXXXXXfrom South Wales
to their Princess.
The leaves and buds of the leeks are composed of emeralds, the
bulbs of pearls, the fibres of gold set with fine brilliants. The prevalent
colours of the precious stones of the bouquet, badge, and bracelet are
those of Wales borne by the Tudor Sovereigns white and green.
The casket containing these jewels is of an octagon form, and covered
with crimson velvet, edged with solid gold. The corners of the lid are
ornamented with gold scrolls, and on the top, in gold the coronet and
cipher A. the latter being in the form used in the time
of the Tudor Sovereigns.
The lock, highly ornamented, is also of solid gold, with a gold key
of the most elaborate workmanship, after the model of a key in the time
of Henry VIII. A gold plate over the lock bears the following inscription.
The bracelet was in the possession of the late Queen Elisabeth The
Queen Mother who wore this emerald bracelet on her official visit to
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