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2012 HNS: Queen Alexandra's Coronation Fan

A cache by The NVG
Hidden : 9/24/2012
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Queen Alexandra's Coronation Fan

Queen Alexandra's Coronation Fan, 1902
English, 1902
White ostrich feathers, tortoiseshell guards set with diamonds
24.0 cm

This magnificent fan was made for Queen Alexandra at the time of the coronation in 1902.

The tortoiseshell guards of the fan are elaborately set with brilliant and rose-cut diamonds. The front guard incorporates a design of trailing flowers and foliage set in silver, terminating in a diamond head and silver loop set with brilliant diamonds. The back guard is set with a crowned ‘A’ cipher, also in diamonds.

Queen Alexandra acquired a large number of fans during her lifetime; many were gifts from her family and most passed to her daughter-in-law, Queen Mary, who was an enthusiastic collector. Queen Mary gave this diamond encrusted fan to Queen Elizabeth at a family lunch at Buckingham Palace, two days before the coronation of King George VI in May 1937.

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Last Updated: on 10/25/2013 1:56:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time (8:56 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum