Exploring English Jewelry: An Intersection of Celtic Design and Nature

Authored by Richard Jones To cite this image please use the following citation format as provided by the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum of Design: Pendant (England); Made by Charles Horner Ltd. ; cut, cast and hammered silver with basse-taille enamel, set with mother-of-pearl, fresh-water baroque pearl drop, cut silver wire chain; 2013-55-6

Rota The Lion

Sir Winston Churchill’s pet lion. Description: Taxidermied full grown African male lion. Roughly 9 feet in length and standing over 6 feet tall. Modeled with mouth open in a roaring pose on top of a boulder. Is protected under a glass and wooden mahogany display with LED lights illuminating the subject. On June 20th, 1955,… Continue reading Rota The Lion

Stavelot Triptych

Authored by Megan Duffy             Belgium Wood, copper and silver gilt, enamel, semi-precious stones 18 15/16 x 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (479 x 321 x 79 mm) The two small panels in the center are Byzantine and date from the late 11th or early 12th century. The larger triptych… Continue reading Stavelot Triptych