Ring Leopold I in case donated to Gérard Waefelaer including gift letter
1835 - 1835/05/04
You only have one first son, King Leopold I must have thought on the birth of crown prince Leopold II in 1835. To mark this special occasion he commissioned a gold ring from court jeweller Jean Baptiste Dees which was to incorporate an oval medallion in blue enamel surmounted by King Leopold I’s crowned monogram set in diamonds. The king gave this magnificent ring to Gérard Wafelaer, the town secretary of Brussels who drew up the official act on the birth of the prince. It is one of the extremely rare royal jewels from the reign of Leopold I.
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