The Herman Selig Collection (Part III)
Date of Auction: 24th June 2003
Sold for £3,500
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
F.R. Cooper Collection, Glendining Auction, 24 October 1973, lot 158;
bt R.S. James 1978.
This was the design submitted by John Roettiers to the competition held in 1662. Thomas Simon was unable to prepare a design in time but produced his Petition crown the following year in an attempt to reverse the King’s decision to appoint Roettiers as engraver. Roettiers did not sign his entry but his monogram appears as ‘an extra curl’ on certain crowns of 1662 and 1663 (see ESC 20 and 27).
Scrutiny of the illustrations of the Lingford and Wakley specimens suggests they are different pieces. The Mackerell specimen was acquired by the British Museum in 1905