Royal Wedding 1871 - wedding cake
A magnificent royal wedding cake for the wedding of Princess Louise to the Marquis of Lorne in 1871, made by Queen Victoria's chief confectioner at Windsor Castle. It was 5 ft 4 inches high with a diameter of 2ft 6 inches. The base was decorated with white satin, bearing coats of arms, the initials L.L. entwined with blue, wreaths of orange blossom, and small vases containing small flowers. Within an alcove above the base was fountain with doves drinking and around the miniature temple were four statues representing Agriculture, Fine Arts, Commerce, and Science. The upper part was crowned by a figure of a vestal virgin. All the figures and ornaments were, staggeringly, made of sugar. Date: 1871
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London Trade Card - Matthias Darly, Paper Hangings
London Trade Card - Matthias Darly, Manufactory for Paper Hangings, painter, engraver and paper stainer, wholesale and retail, at the Acorn, facing Hungerford, Strand. All kinds of home decorating services offered, including Designs for Gentlemen's Different Fancies.
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The Gundestrup cauldron. Silver vessel. 200 BC and 300 AD. E
The Gundestrup cauldron. Decorated silver vessel, thought to date between 200 BC and 300 AD, placing it within the late La T?ne period or early Roman Iron Age. Gundestrup in the Aars parish of Himmerland, Denmark. Male bearded figure holding a pair of deer aloft in each hand, holding them by the hind legs so that they dangle downwards. National Museum of Denmark.
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