These bracelets were part of a large parure belonging to Marie Thérèse de France [Marie Thérèse Charlotte] (1778-1851) the eldest child of King Louis XVI of France and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. It consisted of a coronet topped by an eagle, a tiara, comb, girandole earrings, belt buckle, and the two bracelets. It was one of the crown jewels of France that came from the collection founded in 1530 by Francois I. Marie-Louise wore these jewels on her wedding day; after the fall of the…
Gold jewel set with two onyx cameo busts of Louis XIII (1601-1643) and Anne of Austria (1601-1666) facing towards each other within a frame of acanthus leaves, interspersed with table-cut diamonds and surmounted by a Royal crown, similarly-set. French, 2nd half of the 17th century.
Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.
crown jewels - Royal Pink Topaz Parure
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boucles d'oreille de diamants de Marie Antoinette
Gold and silver stomacher brooch composed of flowers, leaves and buds with long trails hanging below, entirely set with diamonds. In box stamped inside by appointment Jewellers to HM the Queen, Collingwood of Conduit St., Ltd, 46, Conduit St. W.1. and on the lid, the royal crown of Naples and Sicily with the initials MP for Maria-Pia, Princess of Bourbon Sicily (1849 -1882), English, c. 1837.
Empress Farah of Iran
AN ANTIQUE GOLD PARURE.
This brooch originally formed part of the ruby and diamond Parure created by Ménière in 1816 to designs by his son-in-law, Evrard Bapst, who succeeded him as Jewellers to the French Crown. The Parure was made using stones from the Empress Marie-Louise's ruby and diamond Parure. Which had been commissioned by Napoleon from François-Regnault Nitot and delivered to the Crown Treasury on 16th January 1811. When the original Parure was dismantled in 1816 the principal rubies and other ornaments…