Devonshire Coronet, c.1870 (diamond, silver & gold)
3060237 Devonshire Coronet, c.1870 (diamond, silver & gold) by English School, (19th century); Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, UK; (add.info.: An antique diamond tiara composed of seven graduated foliate clusters with stylised serpent base on a diamond three-row bandeau, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 8cm high, forming a necklace, brooches and bandeau
It was worn on special occasions by Evelyn, Duchess of Devonshire (1870-1960), wife of the 9th Duke, and Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary between 1910-53, and later by Mary, Duchess of Devonshire (1895-1988), wife of the 10th Duke (and the present Duke's mother), who was Mistress of the Robes to H.M. The Queen between 1953-66.
); © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; English, out of copyright.
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Great crested newt
Great crested newt (Triturus cristata) underwater. It is named for the large crest that develops on the backs of the males in the mating season. The juveniles lack the dark-spotted orange bellies of the adults. This newt can reach 11-18 centimetres in length, feeding at night on invertebrates in and around water. It hibernates in the winter. The great crested newt is found in northern Europe, and is protected under European law.
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UFOs over statues
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