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Wallace Collection Ornaments

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Wallace Collection Rock Crystal Vase

18 pics. Some of the artifacts from the Wallace Collection (click here for more pictures and information)To see the detail, please click on an image and then again to magnify.

Wallace Collection Chalice

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Wallace Collection Smoky Crystal Tazza Bowl

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Wallace Collection Crystal Statuette

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Wallace Collection Wood Carving

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Wallace Collection Old Man Statuette

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Ornate Vase at the Wallace Collection

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Cameo Pictures at the Wallace Collection

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Wallace Collection Napoleon Bonaparte and Jerome Bonaparte Cameo

Jérôme Bonaparte was Napoleon’s younger brother, who Napoleon made king of the fabricated realm of the Kingdom Westphalia (not quite the same as Westphalia).  It was created as part of ending the 30 years war and a model for the respect of sovereignty. The realm and monarchy lasted for about six years (maybe the clue is in the phonetics) but served its purpose.

Wallace Collection Ornate Cup

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Wallace Collection Gold Statuette

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Wallace Collection Table Clock

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Wallace Collection Orante Gold Bowl

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Wallace Collection Ornate Candlestick

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“With this little spout, I feel like a small duck”.  “Oh alright, you can have one for Christmas.” 😀

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On The Ground Floor Armoury

Wallace Collection Ornate Cup 2

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More of the armoury here ⇒


The Wallace Collection

20 pics.  Some of the items from the extraordinary Wallace Collection.  Displayed at Hertford House in the heart of London (see Google maps), the collection was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace in 1897 and is free to enter. As well as the sample items below, the collection also includes an extensive armoury and a number of beautiful gold, silver and glass ornaments.  And, here is the The Wallace Collection Website.

Among the paintings can be found two paintings by Titian, five Rembrandts, nine Rubenses, four Van Dycks, eight Canalettos, nineteen Bouchers, masterpieces by de Hooch, nine Teniers, Frans Hals, nine Murillos, two Velázquez and paintings by Domenichino, Cima, Daddi, Reni, Rosa, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Antoine Watteau, Nicholas Lancret, Jan Steen, Aelbert Cuyp and nine Guardis.  More information at the Wiki entry.

To view the amazing craftsmanship in more details, please click on an image and then again to magnify,  Enjoy :-).

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The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals at the Wallace Collection

The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals.  Famous for his broad hat  😀 .

Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert by Leon Cognietat the Wallace Collection

Rebecca and Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert by Léon Cogniet.  A little enhanced to compensate for the fading effect of age

At the siege of the castle of Torquilstone the beautiful Rebecca, daughter of Isaac the Jew, is abducted by the Norman Templar, Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert (he’s the one with the templar cross on his tunic). Ulrica, an old Saxon woman who had set fire to the castle, exalts in her vengeful fury at the top of the distant tower.

The Witches in Macbeth by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps at the Wallace Collection

The Witches in Macbeth by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps.

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Wallace Collection Fireplace DSC_2649

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Wallace Collection Fireplace DSC_2662

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Wallace Collection Vase

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Wallace Collection Ornate Clock DSC_2668

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Wallace Collection Ceramic Ornaments

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Wallace Collection Ornate Cupboard DSC_2605

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Wallace Collection Ornate Cupboard DSC_2648

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Wallace Collection Ornate Desk

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Wallace Collection Ornate Wardrobe

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Wallace Collection Ornate Cupboard DSC_2693