Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Unusual Artifacts: A Souvenir from Windsor Castle, 1886-1897

Souvenir Brooch
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Here’s a nifty little souvenir that I wouldn’t mind having. I’m sure that they were made by the dozens. I wonder how many are left. This one is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

This brooch is in the form of a painter's palette with a view of Windsor Castle. It is crafted of electroplated nickel silver painted in enamel colors.

This was just the sort of thing that a visitor to Windsor could afford to purchase as a trinket. While most women would probably have not worn it, it would have served as a pretty reminder of a fun afternoon.

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