08 March 2019

Freddie Mercury and Queen Victoria reunited at the V&A

After several months of work, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s jewelry gallery will reopen on April 11, 2019. It has added approximately 80 new pieces to its rich collection, including two must-see items: the diamond and sapphire crown designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1840 and Freddie Mercury’s collection of 49 vanity art deco cases, donated by his sister Kashmira Bulsara. However unlikely a match these two collectors would seem to be, the V&A has pulled it off!

 

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  • Queen Victoria's sapphire and diamonds coronet made by Joseph Kitching - 1840-42 / Queen Victoria, François Forster after Franz Xaver Winterhalter - Engraving on paper - 1846 © Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Freddie Mercury

  • Vanity cases by Cartier, 1923, 1924, 1903 - A loan and promised gift from Kashmira Bulsara in memory of her brother, Freddie Mercury © Victoria and Albert Museum

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