Kaiserhochzeit - Hochzeitsgäste
Am 21. Oktober 1911 wurde im Schloss Schwarzau am Steinfeld Hochzeit gefeiert. Höchstrangige Gäste waren Kaiser Franz Joseph I., mitte oben im Bild.
Prinzessin Zita von Bourbon Parma's Vermählungsfeierlichkeiten auf Schloß Schwarzau.
1. Reihe (sitzend) von links nach rechts :
Prinzessin Maria Pia Orleans Braganza, Herzogin Marie von Kalabrien , Prinzessin Mathilde von Sachsen, Erzherzogin Maria Josefa, das Brautpaar, Seine
Majestät der Kaiser, Herzogin Maria Antonia von Parma, Prinz Gaetano und Prinzessin Henriette von Parma (Kinder), König Friedrich August von Sachsen, Erzherzogin Marie Valerie, Erzherzogin Marie Therese, mit großer Fringe Tiara , Erzherzogin
Margareta, Erzherzogin Germana, Erzherzogin Agnes.
2. und 3. Reihe (stehend): Fürst Johannes zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Erzherzog Max, Kronprinz Georg von Sachsen, Erzherzog Peter Ferdinand,
hinter dem letzteren Herzog Ferdinand von Calabrien, Prinz Felix von
Parma, Prinz Friedrich Christian von Sachsen, Prinz Xavier von Parma, Prinz Louis von Orleans, Herzog Philipp von Württemberg, Hofdame Marquise Paulucci, Erbgroßherzogin Marie Adelheid von Luxemburg, Prinz
Johann Georg von Sachsen,
hinter dem letzteren Erzherzog Leopold Salvator, Hofdame Markgräfin Kreszenza Pallaviclni, Hofdame Therese Freiin von Ludwigstorff, Prinzessin Maria Immakulata von Sachsen, Dr. Max Prinz
von Sachsen, die Großherzogin von Toskana,
hinter dem Brautpaare Herzogin Therese von Braganza-2.Frau von Herzog Don Miguel von Braganza, Komtessa Beatrix Lucchesi-Palli geb. Prinzessin von Parma,
hinter der letzteren Erzherzogin Maria Annunziata,
Prinzessin Charlotte von Luxemburg, Infant Don Jaime Herzog von Madrid, Erzherzogin Blanka Dona Infanta von Castilien - mit dem Hortensien Diadem. Prinzessin Franziska von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Christine, Graf Schönborn, Prinzessin Therese von Parma, Fürstin
Josefine zu Löwenstein, Prinzessin Anna zu Schwarzenberg, Prinzessin Maria Anna von Parma,
Hinter dem König von Sachsen Fürst Alois Löwenstein, Herzogin Sophie von Hohenberg, Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand,
Rittmeister Graf Georg Wallis,
hinter ihm Prinz Louis von Parma, Herzog Don Miguel von Braganza,
hinter dem letzteren Obersthofmeister August Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheldt-Raitz, Prinzessin Maria Benedikta von
Braganza, Prinz August von Sachsen-Koburg und Gotha, Prinzessin Isabella von Parma, Prinzessin Karoline Maria Immakulata von Sachsen-Koburg und Gotha, Gräfin Karla Attems-Attems, Prinz Liechtenstein, Fürstin
Anna zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Erzherzogin Maria de los Dolores, Herzog Albrecht von Württemberg, Erzherzogin Elisabeth Franziska, Erzherzogin Margarete spätere Fürstin Thurn und Taxis.
Zitas von Bourbon Parma's father replied to her question about the nationality of the family with: We are French princes who ruled in Italy.
On June 13, 1911, the engagement of the 19-year-old princess to the 24-year-old archduke took place in the fatherly Villa delle Pianore near Lucca, in which Zita was born Number 2 in the succession to the throne after Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este had moved up.
On October 21, 1911, a wedding was celebrated in Schloss Schwarzau am Steinfeld. The highest-ranking guests were Emperor Franz Joseph I, who brought a toast to the couple.
The emperor had the bride make a diamond diadem for the court jeweler Köchert for 90,000 crowns.
The jewel has already been conveyed to the high bride; a courier of the Chamber of Commerce was entrusted with the task of moving the diadem into
Bring the castle to Schwarzau-am Steinfeld, where it was taken over by the ducal chamberlain Count Karl d'Avernas.
The valuable bridal jewelry is adorned with more than a thousand diamonds.
The tiara has a modernized baroque style in the form of a crown and consists of a bandeau and five parts, in the center of which there is a diamond frame, which is surrounded by a leaf ornament.
The individual parts each have a brilliant solitaire at the top; the stone in the middle is the largest and weighs four carats, while the other solitaires drop symmetrically to the sides.
The five parts above the bandeau can be unscrewed from the carcass to which they are attached and used as a necklace.
But each piece also individually forms a piece of jewelry for itself. So the bandeau as hair ornament and the middle piece as
Brooch and pendant can be worn. The individual tops can be screwed into brochure frames and three of them can also be combined to form a broad hair comb.
The tiara is set entirely in platinum and the diamonds, which are of course of the very first quality, have all been processed a jour.
The artistically executed piece of jewelry rests in a tasteful, simple cassette made of brown ekras leather, which is lined with blue velvet.
Princess Zita wore the necklace, which she had received from Archduke Karl Franz Josef as a bridal gift; pearls and the emperor's tiara glittered in the hair, see above in the picture.
It is a dazzling abundance of diamonds and gemstones, of art and commodities, the love and awe of the lovely prince bride offered the bridal gifts:
In the wonderful tiara that Se. Majesty the Emperor donated, flickering and glittering countless diamonds in all sizes.A second cassette contains all the utensils necessary to assemble the individual pieces, because the diadem can be dismantled in all its parts and can be worn in a wide variety of ways.
King Friedrich August von S a ch s e n also donated a magnificent diamond diadem. The stones are assembled here in the form of a tortoiseshell combs, each of which can be used individually while strung together to form the tiara.
The gold frame that surrounds the picture donated to the Pope by Sr. Holiness is a sight worth seeing. Towered over by the papal crown, it bears the inscription: "Instavrare omnia in Christo", the bourbon coat of arms with the duke strone below as a counterpart, and on both sides in blue enamel the reason: October 21, 1911. The four corners show apostles' heads made of embossed silver Twelve large gemstones are emblazoned in the sidebars, andalso sent a rosary made of Venetian gold filigree.
The necklace, the Archduke Karl Franz Josef presented his graceful bride, consists of twenty-two rows of pearls and has a wide brilliant clasp, see above.
A Riviere necklace of rare beautiful large diamonds gave her mother Duchess of Bourbon-Parma and siblings as well as Count L u c ch e s i - P a l l i, the brother-in-law of the high bride and can also be seen on the bride.
From your Prince and Princess Elias of Bourbon-Parma came a table centerpiece and two silver candelabras.
Archduchess Marie Therese gave two silver jardins, which serve as a counterpart to the centerpiece that Infant and Infantin Dom A l f o n s o donated from Bourbon-Spain and which represents a replica of the fountain of thunder on the Neuer Markt in silver.
A brooch made of pearls and diamonds comes from your Archduchess Maria Josefa and Archduke M a x presented himself with two golden safety pins, which are set with diamonds and rubies.
With a sparkling brilliant ribbon, a large brilliant bow brooch, which is intended for wearing the Star Cross Order of
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and F e r d i n a n d, Archduchess Maria Anunciata, Duke Albrecht of Wuerttemberg, as well as Prince Alois and Princess Elisabeth von Liechtenstein.
Prince Don Jaime of Bourbon, Duke of Madrid, came a parasol made of dark blue silk, mounted on tortoiseshell and with a blue enamel handle that bears the Bourbon coat of arms.
Archduchess Alice Grand Duchess of Toscana gave a gold bracelet set with rubies and diamonds, and the daughters a travel bag with full silver and crystal furnishings.
Archduke Leopold Salvator and Archduchess Bianca, donated a beautiful umbrella made of black silk with a transparent moor's head, which has a gold chain with a four-leaf clover of diamonds as a pendant.
Archduchess Maria Valerie gave a gold chain bracelet set with an emerald and two diamonds,
Archduchess Marie Christine mounted a white lace fan on light tortoiseshell and Duke Robert von Wuerttemberg also a fan.
Countess Adelgunde B a r d i, Princess of B o u r b o n, donated a complete parure with a necklace, bracelet and earrings made of pink, white and black pearls and diamonds.
A chocolate service made of silver, the bowls made of dark green porcelain with gold decoration, provided the Duke and Duchess of Braganza.
Grand Duchess Maria Anna of Luxembourg and Duchess Karl Theodor of Bavaria donated a bracelet with diamonds and ruby cabochon.
Hereditary Princess Maria Adelheid of Luxembourg, Hereditary Princess of Nassau, and sister Princess Charlotte of Luxembourg a chased jewelry bowl made of gold-plated silver
Prince and Princess Johann Georg of Saxony brought a clock and two candelabras made of Meissen porcelain
Princess Mathilde of Saxony a gold bracelet with pearls and diamonds and Prince M a x of Saxony a picture of Our Lady.
Numerous gifts also came from Bavaria. So from HRH Duke Franz Josef in Bavaria a paperweight with a carved woman's head in traditional Bavarian costume,
a golden belt buckle with sapphires by Princess Gabriele of Bavaria
Duchess de la Gracia gold belt buckles and from Princess Sophie of Bavaria and Countess Törring-Jettenbach two porcelain vases with garlands of flowers.
HRH Prince and Princess Louis d'O r l e a n s gave a gold bracelet with a watch,
Prince A u g u st of Coburg a parasol made of beige silk with a transparent tortoiseshell handle, the Duke of C a l b r i e n an artistically carved group of figures made of white porcelain,
Prince and princess Alois Löwenstein, a desk set made of silver and crystal with an engraved duke's crown on each piece and the
Children of Her Highness the Duchess Sophie von Hohenberg, Prince Max, Princess Sophie and Prince Ernst, an oriental picture.
The court of the Parmas Castle brought seven empire style jardiniere made of crystal and gold-plated silver,
Prince Felix Schwarzenberg a watch as a paperweight,
Countess Marenzo two myrtle sticks and
Countess Saint Bictoire a standing clock with the inscription:Que les heures que vous sonnent sous toutes heureuses.May the hours that you ring out in all happiness The pedestal is made of turtle and the clock is made of gold, set with diamonds and rubies. It shows not only the hours, but also the weeks or days and months.
In the hall there were also the monumental bronze figures that the engineer Adolf Warchalowski brought as a gift of homage through the air and a splendid jardiniere by the Lorraine dragons, by an officer was presented. The names of all the officers in the regiment are engraved on silver plaques, and their fragrant contents consist of white roses, myrths, lily-of-the-valley, chrysanthemums and orchids.
A special place was given to the handicrafts that were sent by numerous monasteries and institutes and that also produced a wide variety of household products from all provinces. Among them were pink silk sachets with white tips that came from the maids and dressmakers of the castle. And here was a moving scene, with the Duchess specifically showed me this work; a testament to the sublime sense and noble heart of the high woman, who appreciated this humble homage according to her inner values.
Quelle:Köchert Archiv,Mährisches Tagblatt;Neues Wiener Journal;Kurier,Das Vaterland;Bozner Nachrichten;
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