Empress Eugénie’s Personal Jewels | A floral brooch of naturalistic design

THE EMPRESS EUGENIE’S JEWELS 1872

The jewels are now for sale in London, “The Times” and other newspapers of the time, gives the following description of them:

Kabinet-Tropfenbrosche-orchideen-knospeThe lot covered a table of 2,5 x 3,5 ft full and then as cases were opened they were piled up in rather a recklass manner in heaps on this already covered table.
There were
– a wonderfully light Diamond brooch, representing the flower of an orchid, with long pendants leaves and drops >>

orchid sketch with leaves - 1850

orchid sketch with leaves – 1850

– A butterfly, the body beeing a large opal about 2 inch long and the wings set upon springs and made in diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
– An Emerald Cross >> quite unique, the emerald beeing oblong and set edge to egde, nothing between, and about six in the long part of the cross and one each side of the centre, to form the arm; this was about four inches long.
The famous cross, suspended from a pearl necklace, and represented in Winterhalters portrait, is composed of emeralds of the finest colour and purity, while the pearls all match each other m size, shape, and tint.
– There was a wonderful necklace of black pearls, the only one in existince, each being as large as a marrow-fat pea and diamond snap, it took years to collect it.
Three pearl and diamond fringe pendants composed of large stones.

–  Pink pearl necklaces.

– Two ear-rings of diamonds, the purest but each end like a drop of water and hung pendant and swinging from the small end, wonderful pair the stones mutch so well, but they must have been cut away terribly to assume the present shape.
-Several ear-rings, all large diamonds, six diamond rings- one a superb one worth £ 400.
ear-tops, composed of immense single brilliants, were a present from the Emperor:
– a bracelet large with  fine rubies and diamonds.
– a watch and chateline the back jewelled in diamonds and colored precious stones  a marvellous piece of setting.
– two large anchors of diamonds, about 3inch long,  brooches one beeing the large diamond anchors worn as shoulder ornaments by the Empress as patronesa of the French fleet and procured specially for the imperial visit to Cherbourg, later in the possession of the Duchess of Newcastle.

– a head ornament of diamonds worked into the form of an olive wreath, with black beads introduced in it at regular intervals. The olive branch told its own story of peace, and the sombre beads with which the glittering brilliants were relieved were meant to express sorrow tor the soldiers who had fallen.  The workmanship is exquisite, and the stones are of the first water. This magnificent ornnicent is valued at several thousands of pounds It would be superfluous to pass eulogium upon the beauty or quality of the jewels
– Another splendid head ornament is composed of wheatears in diamonds, with a centre of corn flowers and grass also in diamonds, which were capable of being detached, and were oftener worn separately as dress ornaments than in their collected form.

– a head ornament – diamond rose leaves with full-sized rose and buds in centre, purchased in the London exibition of 1862.

-a bracelet with a large sapphire in splendid quality and color, set round with in large brillants on an elastic band of large diamonds.

A sapphire and diamond necklace of rare large sapphires with large brillants interventing, with pearls attached to it, each pearl weighing some hundred grains.

An aigrette of diamonds, emeralds and pearls arranged in oriental fashion presented by the Sultan, makes the exquisite head ornament of English make, bought at the Exhibiton of 1842. .

A Bracelet composed of maní coloured stones, which is said to have been presented by the Viceroy of Egypt.

The Empress of Russia is understood to have puchased the celebrated suit of rubies and ist is known that there are many articeles of enormous value still at Chistlehurst, which will be disposed of when a purchaser can be found.

Later in the year, Messrs, Christie, Mansen and Woods put up to auction at their rooms, on June 24 a lot of valubable jewels, which thought  were generally understood to be the property  of of the Empress Eugenie:

The first article which attreated attention was Lot 49 a marquise ring, with a pink diamond, surrounded by brilliants, formerly the property of the Empress Josephina. This was followed by a pendant of emeralds, pearls and brillants. wich was knocked down for 605 guineas. And other jewelry with emeralds, in detail emeralds and the history>>

A cross formed of eleven large brilliants fetched 855 guineas;
A pearl necklace composed of 41 large pearls £2400
The 2 anchors – see above- are sold for £2150
A Tiara £2635
The brilliant Tiara formed as a group of leaves – see above- £970
A brilliant tiara formed of a band of brilliants for 780 guineas; in total 123 lots realised upwards of £ 50000 $400000

 

Le 24 juin 1872 à Londre le vente
« une partie des magnifiques bijoux d’un personnage distingué » d’une grande partie de l’écrin privé de l’ex impératrice Eugénie.

Les 123 lots bijoux :
du style végétal « une superbe broche composé d’un bouton de rose et feuillages entièrement en brillants »

les émeraudes « une grande broche, splendide, avec émeraude centrale entourée de très beaux brillants, avec pendentif d’une émeraude en poire et brillants »

les joyaux représentatifs du style Louis XVI « une broche en nœud de rubans et brillants»

«un magnifique diadème de brillant, formant un ensemble de feuillages »

 

Empress Eugenie’s Personal Jewels

Empress Eugenies Lilac Spray Brooches | Mellerio Flieder Brosche

Ruby-Necklace of Empress Eugenie | Rubin-Diamant-Perlen Collier der Kaiserin Eugenie

Imperial Marguerites of Diamond for the Empress of France | Margeriten aus Diamanten für die Blumenliebhaberin Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Diademe Imperatrice – Eugenie de France |Fontenay Diadem of Empress Eugenie | Diadem der Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Emerald Collection Empress Eugenie | Magnifique ensemble de joyaux en émeraudes et brillants Imperatrice Eugenie

Imperial Emeralds from Empress Eugenie to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Emerald-Necklace

Imperial Emeralds of Empress Eugenie Gift to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emerald-Necklace in long Version with the Cross

Imperial Emeralds Present to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emeraldcross of Queen Isabella II. – Madame Patiño

 

Personal Jewellery of Empress Eugénie |France

jewellery cabinet of Empress Eugénie | Der Private Schmuck der Kaiserin von Frankreich

A speculative eugenie-necklace-emerald-pears-shaped-franceview into the jewellery cabinet of Empress Eugénie, about the lost necklace in his history form and the story behind this jewel:

Emerald Collection Empress Eugenie | Magnifique ensemble de joyaux en émeraudes et brillants Imperatrice Eugenie

Ein spekulativen Blick in das private   Schmuck und Juwelen Kabinett der Kaiserin Eugénie von Frankreich, über die Halskette aus Smaragden und Diamanten, in seiner ursprünlichen Form  und dessen Geschichte.

Empress Eugenie’s Personal Jewels

Empress Eugenies Lilac Spray Brooches | Mellerio Flieder Brosche

Ruby-Necklace of Empress Eugenie | Rubin-Diamant-Perlen Collier der Kaiserin Eugenie

Imperial Marguerites of Diamond for the Empress of France | Margeriten aus Diamanten für die Blumenliebhaberin Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Diademe Imperatrice – Eugenie de France |Fontenay Diadem of Empress Eugenie | Diadem der Kaiserin Eugenie von Frankreich

Imperial Emeralds from Empress Eugenie to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Emerald-Necklace

Imperial Emeralds of Empress Eugenie Gift to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emerald-Necklace in long Version with the Cross

Imperial Emeralds Present to Queen Victoria Eugenia | Emeraldcross of Queen Isabella II. – Madame Patiño

 

Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Irland | Wedding Jewels

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New details and information about  the Wedding Presents & Marriage Gifts of Princess Bebattenberg-princess-beatrice-royalatrice of Great Britain and Irland are added to the Royal Magazin websites.
And we have changed the picture of the royal bride with her jewels and stars with diamonds, the presents of her mother the Queen Victoria.
Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Irland | Royal Wedding Jewels

Die Hochzeitsgeschenke der Prinzessin Beatrice von Grossbritannien und Nordirland

Tiara with diamonds and Sapphires | Prinzessin Beatrice von Battenberg

Indian turquoise and pearl necklace | Türkis und Perlenschmuck|  Prinzessin Beatrice

The Princess Beatrice – Pearls | Perlenschmuck

Diamond Tassel Brooches | Die Drei Broschen mit Diamant Quasten

Strawberry Leaf Coronet | Tiara Queen Victoria | Königin Viktoria mit dem Orginal Rubin-Diamant Diadem>>

Strawberry Leaf Coronet | Tiara Queen Victoria Eugenia | Königin Victoria Eugenia mit dem Rubin – Diamant Diadem >>

Strawberry Leaf Coronet | Tiara Princess Beatrice | Prinzessin Beatrice von Battenberg mit dem Diamant-Diadem>>

Strawberry Leaf Coronet |Tiara | Marchioness von Carisbrooke mit dem Diamant-Diadem>>

Kaiserliche Hochzeitskronen – Brautkronen | Imperial Nuptial Wedding Crown

The Imperial Prussian Princess Crown with Diamonds

Brautkrone des Hauses Hannover

Diamant Brautkrone der Prinzessinnen des Hauses Hannover

Hochzeitskrone/Brautkrone des Hauses Preussen – Hohenzollern

 

Royal Hanoverian Nuptial Crown
Brautkrone | Hochzeitskrone des Hauses Hannover:

 

left the crown,worne by the Princesses of Hanover, like Friederike of Hanover the future Queen of Greece.
Die  Prinzess Friederike von Hannover, trägt die Brautkrone ihrer Familie, anlässlich Ihrer Hochzeit mit dem König von Griechenland.

Queen Victorias Fabergé Sapphire Brooch | Royal Jewels

The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria

Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was

“…a brooch with an open pendant heart of diamonds, bearing in the centre the number “60” in Slavonic characters. It has on the top a cabochon sapphire and there are two large sapphire drops.”    Weiterlesen

Princess Royal Mary | Countess of Harewood Imperial Pearls & Jewels

Hochzeitsgeschenke | Schmuck Prinzessin Royal Mary 
Wedding presents and gifts to Princess Royal Mary Countess of Harewood

Diamond and Pearl Pendant

The Begum of Bhopal presented to Princess Mary a pearl pendant, which was a popular piece of jewellery at the time.

But another source for royal and imperial jewels, the list of jewels sold after the death of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, gives us the following information.

A valuation of the Dowager Empress’ jewelry prepared by Hennell and Sons listed as item number 6 was a “Necklace of 144 pearls (small) with large drop pearl” sold to Lord Lascelles on 19th July 1929 for £1,615.   Imperial Necklace and Pearl drop

Cartier presented  a pearl drop (or a pearl like this 166 Grain) at the Biennale des Antiquaires 2014 in Paris – with an new designed necklace.

Wedding gifts to Mary Princess Royal | Viscountess Lascelles | Countess Harewood>>

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The King George V Sapphire Parure, Necklace and Pendant>>

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond tiara>>

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The Imperial Sapphire Necklace of Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna>>

Mary The Princess Royal’s Emerald Cabochon jewels – Engagement Ring>>

The Princess Royal’s Emeralds – The Royal Navy Negligé and the Yorkshire County Brooch>>

VAD`s Tiara| Emerald and diamond tiara with large diamonds set in a shamrock pattern >>

Lavalliere | The Citizens of the City of London Diamond Chain and Pendant >>

The Princess Royals’ Diamonds – Diamond Clasp, Brooch, Pendant>>

The Princess Royals’ Turquoise Diamond Stomacher and Foxhound Brooch>>

Mary Princess Royal | Pearls and Pearl Ropes>>

Harewood- Lascelles Diamond feather brooches>>

Princess Mary | Queen Mary’s Diamond Jewels>>

The Princess Royal’s Diamonds – The Lord and Lady Inchcape Diamond Fringe tiara and necklace>>

Princess Mary Diamond Jewels | Queen Alexandra’s Butterfly Brooch >>

Princess Mary Diamond Scroll Tiara | Queen Mary’s Sapphire Brooch >>

Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont | Duchess of Albany | Jewels

Schmuck und Juwelen | Hochzeits Geschenke für die Prinzessin Helen von Waldeck-Pyrmont anlässlich Ihrer Hochzeit mit dem Prinzen Leopold von England, Herzog von Albany.
Prinzessin Helen, wie sie sich nach der Hochzeit mit dem englischen Prinzen nannte, um sich von der Tochter von Queen Victoria, Prinzessin Helena, zu unterscheiden.
Alter Schmuck erzählt immer eine Geschichte – und verleiht der Trägerin einen ganz besonderen Zauber, das weiß man in den Königshäuser und vererbt, diese Stücke gerne weiter, so wie hier von der Herzogin an Ihre Tochter Alice.

Wedding gifts and Royal Presents for the future Duchess of Albany
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/albany/albany-snake-bracelet.htm

other wedding gifts:
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/albany/albany-waldeck-pyrmont-helen.htm
There are different pictures of the wedding – one in the newspaper -a sketch- which she wore, the necklace and the Waldeck Tiara…and a later version for the officiel photo ..with her “new” jewels.

I think she wore, in tradition (the last time) the tiara of her family, the Waldeck Tiara and had pinned the sprays together- and on her gown…
http://www.royal-magazin.de/german/l-z/tiara-waldeck-pyrmont.htm
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/albany/duchess-albany-jewels.htm

http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/albany/prinzessin-waldeck-pyrmont.htm
The diamond spray brooch, was later given to her daughter Princess Alice Countess of Athlone ..
http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/albany/albany-athlone-fuchsia-diamond-brooch.htm

 

 

Oranien Perlen | Historischer Schmuck der Herzöge von Anhalt Askanien

Bedeutdende Perlen des Hauses Oranien, natürliche Perlen zu einer Halskette aufgereiht, mit einem Saphir-und Diamantschliesse aus dem 17. Jahrhundert.
Bestehend aus einem Strang von Naturperlen im Verlauf von ca. 8,10 bis
11,10 mm. Der Verschluss ein kissenförmigen Saphir, mit Oval -und Rundschliff -Diamanten , Länge ca. 425mm. Ehemals doppelt, im 19. Jhdt wurde die Schliesse verändert und ein Teil als passender Ring gefertigt, siehe oben rechts.

Die Perlen wurden von den Nachkommen des Friedrich Heinrich, Prinz von Oranien ( 1584-1647 ) zusammengestellt.
Seine Frau, Prinzessin Amalie zu Solms – Braunfels (1602-1675) war ein leidenschaftlicher Sammler von Gemälden , Kunstwerke und Juwelen. Das Haus von Oranien hatte gute Beziehung zu der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie, somit Zugang zu indischen Perlen von außergewöhnlicher Qualität und Größe.
In Übereinstimmung mit den oranischen Erbrecht , hinterließ
Prinzessin Amalie ihre  persönlichen Sachen ihren vier Töchtern.
Die enorme Erbschaft bestand aus einem Schatz von Gemälden, darunter Werke die sich nun in den
Museen von Berlin, Potsdam und Dessau befinden, sowie Juwelen und ihre viel bewundert Perlen.
Zwei der Töchter , Prinzessin Louise Henriette von Nassau (1627-1667) und Prinzessin Catherine Henriette von Nassau (1637-1708)  erhalten ” Oranische Perlen ” Halsketten.
Die Mitgift der Prinzessin Louise Henriette, Frau des ” Grossen Kurfürsten ” Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, listet 1647 eine Kette von fünfundvierzig runde Perlen, auf 240.000 Gulden, Schätzwert.
Ihre Schwester, Prinzessin Henriette Catherine erhielt eine ähnliche Halskette, als sie 
1659 Johann Georg II. , Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau heiratete .  Alle Perlen wurden Innerhalb der Familie vererbt, durchgängig bis zum jetztigen Besitzer. Aufgrund ihrer großen Bedeutung wurden sie düber die folgenden Generationen auf den wichtigen Porträts getragen. Im frühen 19. Jahrhundert ergänzte Herzogin Louise Henriette von Brandenburg- Schwedt (1750-1811)geb Anhalt die Halskette mit einem beeindruckenden Diamant- und Saphir- Doppelverschluss. Nachdem sich Kaisers Napoleon zu einem Besuch in Dessau, angekündigt hat .

Die beiden Juwelen, als die wichtigsten Stücke der Anhaltschen Hausschmuck – haben die russische Invasion des Zweiten Weltkriegs überlebt.
Die Perlen werden im Mai 2014, in Genf versteigert. Source:Sothebys

Important historic Pearls of the House Anhalt- Dessau, Askanien

The Pearls of the House of Orange’, a natural pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace, 17th century and later
Composed of a strand of lightly graduated natural pearls, measuring from approximately 8.10 to 11.10mm, the clasp set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, framed with oval and circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 425mm.
The Pearls of the House of Orange’, a natural pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace, 17th century and later
Composed of a strand of lightly graduated natural pearls, measuring from approximately 8.10 to 11.10mm, the clasp set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, framed with oval and circular-cut diamonds, length approximately 425mm.By family tradition, the pearls from the necklace on the preceding page (lot 384) were assembled by the descendants of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584-1647). His wife, Princess Amalie zu Solms-Braunfels (1602-1675) was a passionate collector of paintings, works of art and jewels. The House of Orange’s relationship with the Dutch East India Company gave them access to Indian pearls of exceptional quality and size. In accordance with the Orange inheritance laws, Princess Amalie left her personal belongings to her four daughters. The enormous inheritance consisted of a treasure trove of paintings including works now in Berlin, Potsdam and Dessau museums as well as jewels and her much admired pearls. Two of the daughters, Princess Louise Henriette of Nassau (1627-1667) and Princess Henriette Catherine of Nassau (1637-1708) are recorded as having received ‘Oranische Perlen’ necklaces. The 1647 dowry inventory of Princess Louise Henriette, wife of the ‘Großen Kurfürst’ Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg, lists a row of forty-five round pearls, valued at 240,000 guilders. Her sister, Princess Henriette Catherine, received a similar necklace in 1659 when she married John George II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau. It is these pearls which were handed down within the family to the present owner and, which due to their great importance, were worn by the following generations when posing for state portraits. In the early 19th century, Duchess Louise Henriette of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1750 to 1811) had an impressive diamond and sapphire double clasp added to the necklace following the announcement of Emperor Napoleon’s visit to Dessau.
Part of the clasp was later removed and transformed into a ring (
Sapphire and diamond ring, early 19th century composite
Set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, within a frame of pinched collet-set cushion-shaped, circular-cut and oval diamonds)
The two items on the preceding page are considered by the family as the most important pieces of the crown jewels to have survived the Russian invasion of World War II. Schmuck der Herzöge von Anhalt

Anhalt Juwelen | Statthalter Perle der Herzöge von Anhalt-Dessau

Als das Haus Anhalt im Jahr 2012 seine 800 Jahrfeier beging, trugen die Prinzessinnen Eilika, Felicitas und Katharina von Anhalt, anlässlich der Feierlichkeiten in Schloss Oranienbaum, noch den Schmuck, die Perlen der berühmten Vorfahren. Die historische Statthalter Perle als Anhänger und das Perlensautoir die Andere.
Die grosse Barock Perle ist nach Prinz Friedrich Heinrich von Oranien (1584-1647), dem Statthalter der Niederlande benannt. Er vererbte die bedeutende Perle seiner Tochter Prinzessin Henriette Catherine, die sie am Tag ihrer Hochzeit mit Fürst Georg II. von Anhalt-Dessau (1627-1693), im Jahre 1659 trug. Das kleine Kreuz an der Fassungen  erinnert an den Prinz Friedrich Heinrich, der 1647 starb.

Die “Statthalter Perlewurde der Familientradition entsprechend, immer zur Hochzeit von der Askanier Braut getragen auch von Herzogin Edda Charlotte, bei ihrer Hochzeit 1929, wie auch von Prinzessin Corinna anlässlich der Vermählung 1960, der Frau des jetztigen Besitzers Prinz Eduard. Laut Familientradition garantiert die Statthalter Perle’ eine lange und glückliche Ehe.

Natural

Important historic pearl the ‘Staatholder Pearl’ of the House Anhalt

Foto: sk
Die barockförmige natürliche Perle hat das Format  27.40 x 20.45 x 14.40mm, unterschiedlich facettierte Rubine und geschliffene Diamanten , verziert mit schwarzem Emaille wird die Perle gehalten, an einer mehrreihigen Saatperlenkette, Sautoir in einer Länge von 820mm.

Die Perle wir im Mai 2014 in Genf versteigert, wie auch die Oranien Perlen.

 

 

Perlen der Kaiserin Friedrich | Prussia Royal Imperial Pearls

update für  die Preussischen Perlen und Kaiserlichen Juwelen:

Perlen der Kaiserin Friedrich | Prussia Royal Imperial Pearls

Hochzeit Vicky | Wedding Victoria Princess Royal

Hochzeitsgeschenke an Victoria Princess Royal| Marriage gifts and Weddinglist

Kaiserin Friedrichs Muschel Diadem | Shell-diamond-tiara

Lapisarmband und Diamant-Diadem | Lapislazuli-bracelet and diamond tiara

Kaiserin Friedrichs grosse Perlenkette| Empress Frederick´s Pearls

Schmuck der Kaiserin Friedrich | Jewels of Empress Frederick

Historische Perlen der Preussen | Hohenzollern | Prussian Royal Imperial Pearls

Schmuck und Juwelen des Hauses Hohenzollern – Preussen |
Jewellery and Treasures of Prussian Kings and Queens