SCA Possessions Stolen in West Kingdom

On January 7-8, 2006, thieves broke into the vehicle of Viscountess Genevieve de Vendome of the West Kingdom in the San Jose, California area. SCA members are asked to be on the lookout for the stolen property.

Her Excellency writes:

Genevieve here. I'm posting here in the vain hope that someone out there might see this stuff on Ebay or in some bay area flea market.

Saturday night/Sunday morning, someone stole everything out of my car. I was in San Jose sleeping at a friend's house after 12th Night, and when I got up this morning everything was gone. I had my good jewelry sewn to my dress, and it was in my back seat. So the recognizable stuff is:

  • A Bill Dawson pendant: A custom made rennaissance-type pendant of 22 kt. gold, emeralds, and a black baroque pearl. Piece was of a dolphin being ridden by a sea-nymph. Black baroque pearl forms the dolphin's head, and the dolphin is suspended from a green emerald pin by two chains. An emerald dangled also below the dolphin.
  • Laurel's medallion pendant of a renaissance style. Cloisonnee, with a background of gold with a green laurel wreath, within a silver frame. The laurel pendant is suspended from a pin by two chains, and three freshwater pearls dangles from the bottom of it.
  • My 12th Night outfit: Custom-made 16th Century Elizabethan gown, with hoop skirt and corset. White brocade, with gold trim. Sleeves are made of strips of brocade with gold trim, that have white silk organza puffs in between them. The matching gold pill-box-type round hat has embroidery and pearls around the sides, and a red cross of toulouse embroidered on top.
  • Custom-made red velveteen open gown/ropa/overgown with gold silk lining. Short rounded sleeves, made of crossed-strapwork trimmed in red and gold braid, with white silk-organza puffs showing through. The collar shows the gold lining and has two red cross of toulouse embroidered on it at each corner.
  • Ruby cabachone earrings, with three seed-pearls.
  • Costume jewelry set of necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Gold plate with red marquis shaped stones.

Also lost my pearl strand (real pearls), elkskin (very worn) SCA shoes, as well as a bunch of other mundane clothing and shoes. And all my 12th Night gifts, which I'm sorry to lose because of the effort folks went to to give me such nice stuff.

Thanks everybody,
Viscountess Genevieve de Vendome, OL

Photos of the gown and jewelry, courtessy of Mistress Marguerite du Royon, may be viewed at: