Title: The ‘Hope Pearl’
Description: Print entitled ‘The Pearl, weighing 1800 grains’. Now known as the ‘Hope Pearl’, it is one of the largest saltwater pearls in existence and named after Henry Philip Hope who acquired it for his collection.
The caption states that it was given to the Society by Viscount Cole, however this is incorrect. Instead it was presented by William Cole, Esq, of Barnyards Inn on 5 June 1818.
Archive reference: LDGSL/546
Image reference: 10-02
Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)