St Edward's Crown enamel box
St Edward's Crown was made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 and is made from solid gold. The crown is very heavy, weighing 2.23kg (nearly 5lb) and for this reason St Edward's Crown is not worn but carried in the coronation procession. St Edward's Crown can be viewed at the Jewel House in the Tower of London. This unique enamel box depicts St Edward's Crown and is handcrafted by highly skilled artists in the heart of England. Each enamel box has been lovingly handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans. The process, which has been handed down through generations, requires painstaking accuracy, patience and dedication. It begins as a simple copper mould before being cleaned and coated with a thin layer of enamel. It then enters a kiln at 800C for 7-8 minutes. This process is repeated no less than five times to ensure that the finish is hard, glossy and flawless in preparation for the painting and decoration. Artists paint the design by hand, using special enamel paints which can take days depending on the complexity of each design. The enamel is then fired a final time before it is checked, assembled and beautifully packaged. Diameter: 43mm Height: 22mm (1.7 x 0.9 inches)
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