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…

Paris Atelier: The Jewels of France

Empress Eugénie’s Locket Pendant, c. 1805, locket c.1860, French. Gold oval locket, the cover set with a sapphire cameo of a Muse with lyre, framed in diamonds, within a diamond and pearl laurel wreath. Inside there is a glazed compartment containing a photograph of the Empress Eugénie. The locket is attached by a gold double E (for Eugénie) cipher surmounted by the Napoleonic Imperial crown to a gold chain interspersed with globes.

Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte (1778–1851)

Silver and gold ruby heart weeping diamond tears, encircled by an emerald crown of thorns surmounted by ruby flames and a diamond cross Portuguese, c. 1780

crown of Queen Marie

The necklace consists of twenty three oval clusters, each set with a ruby surrounded by rose diamonds, graduated in size from the centre towards the ends, and alternating with stylised flower buds, each set with a ruby between rose diamonds. The clasp at the back is concealed by a cluster each setting is closed at the back. 2nd half of the 18th century.

The tiara of Marie~Therese


Marie Antoinette, Shoes

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