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The portrait is stitched with the hair from the King's head , and set in the original turned pear wood frame
Commemorative portraits depicting royalty were usually produced after the monarch's death, but were occasionally available during their lifetime. This miniature would not intentionally have been worn like other commemorative portraits, but rather displayed in a cabinet or upon a wall as a demonstration of loyalty.
Commemorative portrait, in the form of rings, lockets or hair clasps, was produced in great numbers after Charles' execution on 30 January 1649.
|Height||2.00 inch||(5.08 cm)|