Pair of Diamond Princess Candlesticks
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Designed to compliment the three original Diamond style candlesticks designed to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne). This pair of Diamond Princess candlesticks has a couple of design features that distinguish them and the larger "Princes" from the older (by 4 years) set. The two "siblings" have more elongated diamonds in the main body of the sticks and have a row of beading both above and below the diamond. The beading is the first place to show signs of wear due to polishing. The wording on the base was deliberately changed around so the later pairs read either the Diamond Princess or the Diamond Prince - (as opposed to the Princess or Prince of Diamonds). That little detail is quite significant in that reproductions made in India in the mid 20th century did not note the name change and show Diamond at the beginning of the Aces, Kings & Queens... The real Ace of Diamonds are considerably more rare than the others made for the same occasion; the King and Queen of Diamonds. The Prince and Princess sizes were added in 1901 following the death of Queen Victoria. A run of all five pairs is highly desirable. Each candlestick in the series has its name & registration # incised in the base. Further photos of a COMPLETE SET or individual pairs can be furnished upon request.
- Lake Forest, Illinois
- Seller Since 1996
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- Width: 3.75 inches
- Height: 11 inches
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- Weight: 0 pound