Wedding gift to George V and Queen Mary, when Duke and Duchess of York, from Sir Augustus and Lady Harris, 6 July 1893
A pair of engine-turned gold opera glasses, scattered with diamonds and ringed with pearls at both the looking and viewing ends of each glass, the central hinge with a diamond-set octagonal twister and pearl finial.
Tiffany & Co. were well known for their production of luxury items but opera glasses of gold were rare – usually the surfaces were mother of pearl or enamel, in imitation of eighteenth-century pieces. Here the firm have used engine-turning to create a decorative surface to the gold, which has been adorned with rose-cut diamonds.
It will be on display at the exhibition of “Gold” . Glittering gold accessories spanning six generations of Queens and Consorts go on display in Scotland for the first time, at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 27 March –
26 July 2015
source + picture:Royal Collection
Diamants, Perles et Pierreries provenant de la Collection des Joyaux de la Couronne – Broches Brillants et Perles
News and Details of the 4 brooches of Pearls and Diamonds from the “Joyaux de la Couronne” the French Crown Jewels made for Empress Eugenie in 1853 from Francois Kramer.
Empress Eugenie’s Personal Jewels
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Rote Johannisbeerblätter Diamant Garnitur | Französisch Kronjuwelen
Während des Zweiten Kaiserreichs, fertigten viele Juweliere Parures oder demi parures von Diamant Blumen in Art und Form, so nahe wie möglich an der Natur.
Flora wurde zum bevorzugten Thema der Juweliere und 1855 auf der Ausstellung der Kronjuwelen, die Öffentlichkeit einen stomacher der roten Johannisbeere Blätter bewundern, eines der prächtigsten parures des 19. Jahrhunderts der Kronjuwelen von Frankreich, von Bapst Paris 1855
Die erst siebzehnjährige Prinzessin Cäcilie von Baden (1839–1891) vermählte sich am 16. August 1857 mit dem Großfürsten Michail Nikolajewitsch Romanow (1832-1909), dem jüngsten Sohn von Zar Nikolaus I. und Zarin Alexandra Fjodorowna.
In einem Album sind nahezu alle Schmuckstücke von Olga Fjodorowna mit Zeichnungen und teilweise detaillierten Notizen versehen.
Eine Brosche Sévigné aus 2 facettierten Saphiren und Diamanten……
Zum Vergleich eine ähnliche Brosche aus dem gleichen Workshop mit Türkisen gearbeitet, aus der Zeit und noch erhalten, siehe oben Bild
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:
The 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.
– a wonderfully light Diamond brooch, representing the flower of an orchid, with long pendants leaves and drops >>
– 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
jewellery cabinet of Empress Eugénie | Der Private Schmuck der Kaiserin von Frankreich
A speculative view into the jewellery cabinet of Empress Eugénie, about the lost necklace in his history form and the story behind this jewel:
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
New details and information about the Wedding Presents & Marriage Gifts of Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland 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 Ireland | Royal Wedding Jewels
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.
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