Anne Of Cleves replica necklace set - Holbein portrait - Tudor medieval jewellery - Henry VIII wife - Historical Re-enactment Anna von Kleve
Anne Of Cleves replica necklace set based on the Holbein portrait c.1539.
In the summer of 1539 Hans Holbein was sent by King Henry VIII to Düren to paint the portrait of Anne of Cleves whom the king was considering as his fourth Queen. He wanted to know what she looked like. The portrait, now in the Louvre, is unusually painted on parchment suggesting that Holbein did indeed paint the portrait while in Düren, not later in London from a sketch.
Anne of Cleves (German: Anna von Kleve; 1515 – 16 July 1557) was Queen of England from 6 January to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.
For this necklace I have hand enamelled vintage stainless steel discs and each has a Tudor quatre foil gold centre with black, pearl or red embellishment. The five pieces are set on a beaded necklace designed to sit high to the neck. There are an additional six strands of metallic beading to give length to the piece which would be perfectly placed over a gown.
There is an extension chain to the back so you can adjust the necklace to fit.