Odd Imagery

Bedazzled Crown (1755) – Expensive and Tacky

The detail to this illustration of a Bedazzled Crown is admirable. Johann Baptist Homann really knew how to capture this ‘over the top’ head piece. I’m sure the fancy levels for this thing were off the charts, in terms of status and cost. However, it seems like the more jewels a crown has – the more tacky it looks.

Also, think of how much this weighed!!

Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License.