Pendant Commemorating Kaiser Wilhelm I and Frederick III
Pendant Commemorating Kaiser Wilhelm I and Frederick III, 1888, Gold and Diamond
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This pendant relates to the Wilhelm and Augusta’s son, who became the Emperor Frederick, and his wife, Victoria. Victoria was of English royal birth, being the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. When Princess Victoria married her love match, Frederick, they unified Great Britain with Berlin, the Prussian capital. Frederick ascended the throne in 1888, only living to reign for 99 days before perishing of throat cancer. The diamond-shaped pendant here commemorates both father and son, Kaiser Wilhelm I and Frederick III.