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OMAR RAMSDEN

Crown

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OMAR RAMSDEN

Crown

Partly gilded silver, garnets, citrines, amethysts, rock crystal, peridots

Date 1928
Marks Inscribed: ‘OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT’

‘Everyday Crown’ made for Our Lady’s Statue in Westminster Cathedral, London, by Burns, Oats & Washbourne, wood, signed ‘BOW 1927’

Exhibitions
Exhibited: One Hundred Tiaras, an evolution of style 1800-1990, Wartski, 1997, catalogue number 91.

Literature
llustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 181
Lloyd-Jacob, Clare, Two Crowns made by Omar Ramsden for Our Lady's Statue in the new Westminster Cathedral, Jewellery Studies, 2008, vol. 11, pp. 83–90
Helen Ritchie Designers & Jewellery 1850-1940, Jewellery and Metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum, 2018, pp. 122-127 biography

Collections
"Omar Ramsden's 'Everyday Crown' has finally returned to the Cathedral to rejoin the statue of the Virgin and Christ Child for which it was made. However the Cathedral have now gilded this "Everyday Crown"

Price Code

Ref No   1969

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