Queen Victoria's Crown This small beautiful crown of heraldic Tudor form was ordered by Queen Victoria at own expense for her personal use in 1870. She found the Imperial State Crown too heavy, and very much resented the complicated procedures involved when removing the crown from the Tower of London.
Corning Museum of Glass: A recent addition to the Rakow Library collection, this handbill is an advertisement for a glass demonstration in Brighton, England, circa 1830. The page features a woodcut image of a glass artist surrounded by onlookers, as well as several pieces of glass and a spinning wheel used to spin glass. We know little about the glass worker Scott – only that he was patronized by H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria (crowned Queen Victoria in 1837).
From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Earrings and Necklace