Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

Object Name: 
Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

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Object Name: 
Replica of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2000.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, W: 6.2 cm, D: 5.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1851
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, cut with numerous facets below a broad-cleavage surface, with a second, smaller-cleavage surface on one side. It is housed in a domed jewel box that is covered in black leather, the base lined with black velvet and its lid with cream-colored satin. The exterior of the box is marked with the gilded circular registration code of the Crystal Palace Exhibition "III [Class III], PL [1851], 4 [day of month], 3 [parcel number, of group 3, registration of design], 1 [July]." The interior displays the firm's name "Apsley Pellatt & Co., London" encircling the British royal coat of arms in the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Tarshis, Julius, Source
2000
Tarshis, Dena K., Source
2000
Crystal Palace Exhibition
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 31; BIB# AI53002