Varnished silver charm
"SHAKESPEARE" (bottom front); "RD-451685" (bottom verso); marks: "V & S" / anchor / lion / date mark / "e" in shield (on verso) ["Microscopic Statuette / ("charm") / Vaughton & Sons / Silver / see marks on back", "Vaughton & Sons / charm statuette / H/-" (accompanying notes]
The M.H. Spielmann Collection; given to the Garrick Club by Lincoln Kirstein, 1983
Ashton (with the help of Gertrud Seidmann), "The M H Spielmann Collection of Shakespeare Portraits." c.1982. Unpublished manuscript in the Garrick Club Library, Garrick Club Box 4, No.2
A microscopic statuette or charm of Shakespeare standing on a book. The figure is modelled from Shakespeare's tomb portarit. He wears a slashed doublet and hose on shapely legs, with a short cloak at rear. It is fully modelled all round. There are traces of varnish.