A handmade paperweight cast in British gypsum plaster featuring the Tudor Rose in relief.
When Henry VII took the crown of England from Richard III in 1485, he brought the ‘Wars of the Roses’ between the House of Lancaster (the red rose) and the House of York (the white rose) to an end. Henry’s father, Edmund Tudor was born to Margaret Beaufort from the House of Lancaster. Henry married Elizabeth of York and in doing so brought both sides together.
The sides of the paperweight show the timeline of the Tudor dynasty’s Kings and Queens from 1485 – 1509 in relief including Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane Grey, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Size – (W)7.5 x (L)7.5 x (D)5 cm