Crowns and Coronets

Crowns are a symbol of monarchy, representing Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, and Dukes and Duchesses. A Coronet was another type of crown, but was reserved for the lower ranks of nobility like Marquesses and Marchionesses, Earls and Countesses, Barons and Baronesses, and some Lords and Ladys.

The specific design and attributes of the crown or coronet signified the hierarchy and ranking of its owner. Denotations of ‘strawberry leaves’ and ‘pearls’ were used in differentiating the ranks of the Peerage.

British Crown and Coronet Nobility Rankings in Hierarchical Order.

British Crown and Coronet Nobility Rankings in Hierarchical Order.

An Earl/ Countess Coronet.

An Earl/ Countess Coronet.

Extra Large Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Concealed Drawers.

Extra Large Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Concealed Drawers.

An Engraved Marchioness’ Coronet above an ‘SQ’ Monogram belonging to the Marchioness of Queensberry.

An Engraved Marchioness’ Coronet above an ‘SQ’ Monogram belonging to the Marchioness of Queensberry.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel, Retailed by C.F Hancock - A Wedding Present from the Marquess of Queensberry to the Marchioness of Queensberry.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel, Retailed by C.F Hancock – A Wedding Present from the Marquess of Queensberry to the Marchioness of Queensberry.

Coronet and Monogram Belonging to Baroness Rothschild.

Coronet and Monogram Belonging to Baroness Rothschild.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel by Jenner & Knewstub.

A Baron/ Baroness Coronet.

A Baron/ Baroness Coronet.

Leuchars Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box with Baron/ Baroness Coronet.

Leuchars Coromandel Antique Jewellery Box with Baron/ Baroness Coronet.

A Duke/ Duchess Crown Insignia.

A Duke/ Duchess Crown Insignia.

Asprey Coromandel Box with Duke/ Duchess Crown Insignia.

Asprey Coromandel Box with Duke/ Duchess Crown Insignia.

Coronet belonging to Mary Constance Wyndham, Countess of Wemyss.

Coronet belonging to Mary Constance Wyndham, Countess of Wemyss.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel.

Asprey Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel.

Coronet Insignia Denoting an Earl/ Countess.

Coronet Insignia Denoting an Earl/ Countess.

Antique Jewellery Box in Rosewood by Edwards.

Antique Jewellery Box in Rosewood by Edwards.

An Earl/ Countess Coronet.

An Earl/ Countess Coronet.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Antique Jewellery Box in Kingwood with Brass Inlaid Coronet Monogram.

Coronet and Monogram belonging to the Countess of Stair.

Coronet and Monogram belonging to the Countess of Stair.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Countess Coronet, by Jenner & Knewstub.

Antique Jewellery Box in Coromandel with Countess Coronet, by Jenner & Knewstub.