Saturday, 29 November 2008

V&A Buys Cup

King James II Coronation Cup (1685)London's Victoria and Albert Museum has bought this extremely rare King James II Coronation Cup (1685) from a private collection for £160,000. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) donated £80,000 toward the purchase, the Art Fund £25,000, plus other donations. The cup was designed on the orders of barons Cresheld Draper MP and Gawden Draper, using silver canopy fittings gifted to them for bearing the canopy over the heads of King James II and Queen Mary during their coronation.


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