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
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 2.7 cm, W: 6.2 cm, D: 5.7 cm
Not on Display
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.
Tarshis, Julius (d. 2006), Source
Tarshis, Dena K. (d. 2009), Source
Crystal Palace Exhibition
Recent Important Acquisitions, 43 (2001) illustrated, p. 209, fig. 31; BIB# AI53002