Published 15th January 2014
The coronation of King Charles II took place in 1661, but not before, as Prince of
David des Grandes (FS21/321)
This 17th century miniature (FS21/321) painted by David des Grandes for the Royalists supporters of The Throne shows the young prince wearing a blue sash and The Order of The Garter. The miniature, which is one of a private collection of 11 miniatures, has an estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
From a different collection of miniatures is this charming 19th century example of a girl called Beatrice holding a pink rose (FS21/326).
Beatrice holding a pink rose (FS21/326).
At just 3.3cm, it is fitted with a clasp for a choker and has an estimate of £400-£600.