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Who bought Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara?

Queen Alexandrine's Russian Sapphire Tiara
Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara

 

Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara was sold for 2 Mio DK

Tsars Wedding gift bandeau  to Queen Alexandrine, seen above in the picture

attributed to  C.E. Bolin, Saint Petersburg 1897-1898, „The Russian Sapphire Tiara“. Provenance: Gift from Tsar Nikolai II of Russia to Queen Alexandrine. Estimate: DKK 1.5-2 million. Sold for: DKK 2 million (EUR 350,000 including buyer’s premium).

Friday afternoon, a historical treasure was up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen. Queen Alexandrine’s Russian sapphire tiara was sold for DKK 2 million.

„The Russian sapphire tiara is by far the most spectacular Russian objet d’art we have ever sold at Bruun Rasmussen. Here beauty and history come together at the highest level. I am overwhelmed by all the attention this piece of jewellery has garnered from our customers and the Danish and international press,“ says Martin Hans Borg, Bruun Rasmussen’s Head Specialist in Russian Art.

In 1898, Princess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was married to the Danish Crown Prince Christian in Cannes, and the couple were in 1912 proclaimed Queen Alexandrine and King Christian X of Denmark.

One of their wedding presents was the beautiful sapphire bandeau, later rebuild to an tiar.  They were given the piece of jewellery by Tsar Nikolai II and Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.

In 1933, the Danish royal couple passed on the piece of jewellery to their daughter-in-law Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde at her wedding to their youngest son Hereditary Prince Knud at the Fredensborg Palace Chapel.

After the Hereditary Princess‘ death in 1995, the tiara was given to her son Count Christian of Rosenborg and his family, where it has been until today.

It was the three daughters of Count Christian, Josephine, Camilla and Feodora of Rosenborg, who sold the tiara at the Russian auction.

Who bought the imperial diamond and sapphire tiara?

Probably an museum – or an collector, I had ask for by the auction house, the information will follow.

The Story Behind the Tiara  The orginal – bandeau – The Russian Sapphire Tiara

Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Royal Marriage presents Wedding gifts|England German Royal Jewels

Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Royal Marriage presents Wedding gifts|England German Royal Jewels
Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Royal Marriage presents Wedding gifts|England German Royal Jewels

 

 

 

 

Princess Alice of Great Britain and Irland, the second daughter of Queen Victoria married Prince Louis of Hesse.

The royal wedding presents >> are costly

 

Prinzessin Alice Grossherzogin von Hessen bei Rhein |Geschenke zur Hochzeit und Vermählung | Royale Juwelen und Königlicher Schmuck|England Deutschland
Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Royal Marriage presents Wedding gifts|England German Royal Jewels
Prinzessin Alice, Grossherzogin of Hessen bei Rheine | Royale Saphir Parure Collier, Brosche und Ohrringe |Juwelen und Schmuck Geschenk des Prinz of Wales
Royal Wedding Gift to Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse & by Rhine, consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse & by Rhine 1843-78
Princess Victoria of Hesse, Princess of Battenberg | Royal Jewel History | Grand Duchess Alice Sapphire-Diamond Pearl Parure
Princess Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse by Rhine | Diamond Riviere Empress of Russia |Royal Marriage Presents & Wedding Gifts

 

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

Wedding gift of Queen Victoria to her daughter in law Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanov of Russia 1853-1920 Grand Duchess of Edinburgh.

Marriage of Grand Duchess Marie-Alexandrovna, in her diary Queen Victoria wrote nothing about her wedding gifts to the Princess of Edinburgh because she was not there herself.

From the Royal Archives we learn that Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna received some very nice gifts from the Queen on the occasion of her wedding.

Among them was a cameo from the Queen from Onyx by Luigi Saulini, the Order of Victoria and Albert and other pieces by Garrards, find out more about the Falize Tiara >>

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria
Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

 

 

Kokoshnik Sonnenstrahlen Diamant Diadem | Imperial Sunray or Fringe Tiara
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Sachsen-Coburg Gotha Edinburg Royal Imperial Diamant Diadem | Diamond Tiara
Faberge Diamant Diadem | Grossfürstin Marie Romanov Herzogin von Edinburgh | Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Faberge Pearl Tiara
Bolin Rubin Parure mit Diadem | Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Imperial Historic Jewelry Bolin Ruby Diamond Parure with Tiara
Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria
Falize Diamant Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk der Queen Victoria |Königliche Schmuck | Sachsen Coburg Gotha Grossfürstin Marie-Alexandrovna
Prachtausstellung: Der Sachsen-Coburg- Juwelen
Das Zarensilber im Coburger Residenzschloß |Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Romanoff Perlenketten, Brillantbroschen und Armbänder in der Prunkausstellung|Romanov Pearls Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Fringe Tiara, Diamantschmuck und Saphir-Juwelen|Trousseau with Diamonds Sapphires, Koskoshnik Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Königlicher Schmuck der Prinzessinnen Victoria Melitta, Marie und Beatrice|Princess Victoria Melitta, Crown Princess Marie and Infanta Beatrice Romanov Dowry Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Die goldene Schmuckkassette der Herzogin Marie Alexandrovna |Tsar Trousseau Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Royaler Türkisschmuck |Königliche Schmuck Parure mit Türkisen der Herzogin Victoria Adelheid von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha

Imperialer Rubinschmuck Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Württemberg | Erzherzogin von Österreich | Imperial Austria Jewels

Imperialer Rubinschmuck Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Württemberg | Erzherzogin von Österreich | Imperial Austria Jewels
Imperialer Rubinschmuck Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Württemberg | Erzherzogin von Österreich | Imperial Austria Jewels

The diamond and ruby parure was made by the austria court jeweler Koechert. It was part of her wedding presents,  later owned by the Duchess of Wurtemberg, Diana of France.

In the orginal version of 2009, it was not known which was the presenter of that costly jewelry – now the update:

Another wedding gift to the Duchess Maria Immaculata  was this important ruby jewel:

Rubin und Diamant Parure der Erzherzogin Maria Immaculata, Herzogin von Württemberg | Imperial Royal Jewel History| Ruby-Diamond Parure Duchess Robert of Wurtemberg

Eine myhrthengeschmückte, jugendholde Braut zieht abermals aus der ehrwürdigen Burg der Habsburger in die Fremde, in das stammverwandte Schwaben, um daselbst eine neue Heimat zu finden.
Erzherzogin M a r i a  R a i n e r i a folgt dem Manne ihrer Herzenswahl, Herzog Robert von W ü r t t e m b e r g, ins weinbergumkränzte Stuttgart, ins schöne Württemberg, das Land, welches den Deutschen so viele große Dichter und Denker geschenkt. Reinste Herzensneigung, nicht staatsmännische Raison, bat die fürstliche Waise aus Habsburgs Stamme, das Mündel des allverehrten Herrn Erzherzogs Rainer, bestimmt, die Werbung ihres erlauchten Bräutigams anzunehmen.
An den Vermählungsfeierlichkeiten im Allerhöchsten Kaiserhause nahmen teil:
Seine Majestät, der Kaiser von Österreich;
S. k. Hoheit, Herzog Nikolaus von W ü r t t e m b e r g, als Vertreter S. Majestät, König W i l h e l m II.
Ihre k. und k. Hoheiten, Erzherzogin Elisabeth M a r i e, Frau Erzherzogin-Witwe M a r i e T h e r e s e mit den Erzherzoginnen
A n n u n z i a t a und E l i s a b e t h  A m a l i a,  Herr Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand, Herr Erzherzog Otto und Frau Erzherzogin M a r i a Jo s e p h a.
Herr Erzherzog F e r d i n a n d K a r l, Herr Erzherzog L u d w i g
V i c t o r, Herr Erzherzog F e r d i n a n d Großherzog von Toscana
und Frau Erzberzogin Alice mit den Herren Erzherzogen
L e o p o l d, J o s e p h F e r d i n a n d,  P e t e r und H e i n r i ch
und den Erzherzoginen A n n a  und  M a r g h e r t a,  Herr
Erzherzog Leopold S a l v a to r und Frau,  Erzherzogin
B l a n c a, Herr Erzherzog F ranz S a l v a t o r.
Herr Erzherzog F r i e d r i ch und Frau Erzherzogin I s a b e l l a mit den Erzherzoginnen Ch r i st i n a  und  M a r i a A n n a, Frau Erz ­
herzogin M a r i a T h e r e s i a, Herr Erzherzog E u g e n, Frau
Erzherzogin K l o t i l d e mit Erzherzogin E l i s a b et h H e n-
r i e t t e , Herr Erzherzog R a i n e r und Frau Erzherzogin
Marie.

Ihre k. Hoheiten, Herzog Philipp und Herzogin
M a r i a The r e s i a von W ü r t t e m b e r g mit den Herzogen
A l b r e ch t und U l r i c h, Prinz  Don Alfonso Graf von
Ca s e r t a und Prinzessin Donna Antonia  mit den Prinzessinnen
Donna Maria Immacvlata und Donna Maria della
G r a z i a P i azensa. Ihre Hoheiten, Prinz A u g u st L e o-
p o I d und Prinzessin Carola von S a ch s e n – C o b u r g
und Prinz A l b r e ch t  zu  S ch a u b u r g – L i p p e.

Imperiales Türkis und Diamanten Diadem der Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Wuerttemberg | Württemberg Deutschland
Koechert Tiara with Turquoise Diamonds Imperial Austria| Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Herzogin Sophie| Hochzeit Tiara Württemberg Deutschland | Imperiales Köchert Diamanten Diadem Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Wuerttemberg
Duchess Sophie | Royal Wedding Diamond Tiara without the Turquoise | Imperial Austria| Köchert | Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Gold Geschenk des Zaren an seine Tochter Olga Königin von Württemberg |Imperial buckle of gold with gems of Queen Wurtemberg
Königin Olga und ihr herrlicher Perlenschmuck Königlicher Perlen | Royal Perl Collection of Queen Olga of Wurtemberg

 

Diamond Tiara Archduchess Maria Immaculata of Austria | Royal Wedding Gifts | Jewels Wuerttemberg

When Duchess Sophie of Württemberg weds Maximilien d’Andigné

in 2018 October 20th at lake Tegernsee,

Koechert Tiara with Turquoise Diamonds Imperial Austria| Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Koechert Tiara with Turquoise Diamonds Imperial Austria| Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg Hochzeit Vermählung Wedding Marriage Count Maximilien of Andigne
Duchess Sophie of Wurtemberg Hochzeit Vermählung Wedding Marriage Count Maximilien of Andigne

 

 

she wore the altered Diamond Tiara from Archduchess Maria Immaculata Raineria of Austria.
Once a wedding gift the her,  made by Köchert.

In 1900 the tiara was made for her imperial  trousseau, it could be setted with turquoises or opals, as well as pearls and added with diamonds –

instead of the gems.

The imperial marriage present was given to the Archduchess Maria Raineria Immaculata when she weds  Robert Duke of Wuerttemberg.
The couple has no children so she left the tiara to the  Dukes of Wurtemberg more about the history>>

When I prepared the two magazin side, about Archduchess Maria Immaculata Rainera, Duchess of Württemberg  in 2009 – I missed a clear picture of the details of the nice tiara. Now we had a wonderful closeup.

 

Imperiales Türkis und Diamanten Diadem der Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Wuerttemberg | Württemberg Deutschland
Koechert Tiara with Turquoise Diamonds Imperial Austria| Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Herzogin Sophie| Hochzeit Tiara Württemberg Deutschland | Imperiales Köchert Diamanten Diadem Herzogin Maria Immaculata von Wuerttemberg
Duchess Sophie | Royal Wedding Diamond Tiara without the Turquoise | Imperial Austria| Köchert | Duchess Robert of Wuertemberg
Gold Geschenk des Zaren an seine Tochter Olga Königin von Württemberg |Imperial buckle of gold with gems of Queen Wurtemberg
Königin Olga und ihr herrlicher Perlenschmuck Königlicher Perlen | Royal Perl Collection of Queen Olga of Wurtemberg

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Ruby Diamond Star | Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught

Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught>>

When Prince Arthur, son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Connaught saw the original portrait of his bride, in November 1878 he wrote to  Queen Victoria to describe it:
‘It is really lovely, so like and yet so pretty and natural – She is taken three quarters face in a low gown of a creamy colour, her hair quite plain, my locket round her neck on a thin gold chain(probably his engagement gift), and that ruby and diamond star left her by her Grandmama* on her breast…

Which grandmother of Princess Luise Margarethe of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught, left her the large star brooch with ruby?

We know both of the Grandmamas……

Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught
Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught
Rubin Diamant Stern | Romanov Preussen |Königlicher Schmuck von Luise Margarete Prinzessin von Preussen, Herzogin von Connaught

Maternal grandmother:

*Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia 16 February 1786 [OS 5 February] – 23 June 1859

Paternal grandmother:

*Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Louise Amalia of Prussia (30 September 1796 – 1 January 1850) was a daughter of Prince Louis Carl of Prussia and Frederica of Meklenburg-Strelitz. She was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. By her marriage to Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, she would become Duchess of Anhalt-Dessau.

More about the Imperial Royal Jewelry | Duchess of Connaught>>

 

 

Louise Margaret Princess of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught Wedding | Hochzeit
Duchess of Connaught Pearls |Royal Jewels Perlen Hochzeits-Geschenk an die Prinzessin von Preussen
Duchess of Connaught Royal Jewelry | Königlicher Schmuck der Herzogin von Connaught
Royal Bride and Bridesmaids Prussia Connaught | Juwelen Geschenke and die Herzogin von Connaught
Connaught Diamond Stars| Duchess Jewelry| Diamant Sterne der Herzogin
Turkish Diamond Rosettes Necklace| Fringe Tiara | Royal Jewels |Türkischen Diamanten im Collier
Diamond Bow Brooch |Royal Jewellry | Diamantschleife als Brosche der preussischen Prinzesssin
Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Head Jewel| Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria
Princess Patricia of Connaught | Lady Pat Ramsey Diamond Fringe Tiara Royal Jewels
Alexandra Duchess of Fife | Royal Diamond Jewels Fringe Tiara |Princess Arthur of Connaught

Friederike Prinzessin von Hannover| Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland

 Royale Hochzeit im Schloss von Windsor im Jahr 1880, Friederike Hannoversche Königstochter und Prinzessin von englisch- königlichem Geblüt heiratet in der Kapelle von Windsor….

Friederike Prinzessin von Hannover|Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland | Royale Hochzeits Geschenke | Königlicher Schmuck und Juwelen der Braut
Friederike Prinzessin von Hannover|Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland | Royale Hochzeits Geschenke | Königlicher Schmuck und Juwelen der Braut

Friederike Prinzessin von Hannover|Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland | Royale Hochzeits Geschenke | Königlicher Schmuck und Juwelen der Braut>>

Die Hochzeit von Prinzessin Frederica Sophia Maria Henriette Amelia Theresa von Hannover, Prinzessin von Großbritannien und Irland, wurde am 24. April 1880 um drei Uhr nachmittags in der Privatkapelle von Windsor Castle in Anwesendheit von Königin Victoria, gefeiert.

Princess Frederica of Hanover daughter of the King of Hanover owns a collection of large diamond stars which she wore as tiara and headjewel, probably a gift of her father, she was very close with him and his private secretary and I most faithful friend.

Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irlandof Hanover|

Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irland
Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle in 1880 | Princess Frederica of Hanover Princess of Great Britain and Irland

Frederica Princess of Hanover|Princess of Great-Britain |Royal Jewels| Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts and Jewellery Presents>>

THE MARRIAGE OF H.RH. PRINCESS FREDERICA HANOVER

The marriage of H.R.H. Princess Frederica Sophia Maria Henrietta Amelia Theresa of Hanover, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, was solemnised on the 24th of April in 1880, at three o’clock in the afternoon, in the Private chapel of Windsor Castle, the presence of er Majesty.

The Queen, as head of the family, sanctioned her union with the Baron Luitberg Alexander George Lionel Alphonse Freiherr von Pawel Remmingen, some time Equerry to her father, the late King of Hanover.

Wedding present | Royal Bridal Dressing Desk Mirror | Marriage of the Princess Beatrice of Great Britain

Wedding present | Royal Bridal Dressing Desk Mirror | Marriage of the Princess Beatrice of Great Britain
Wedding present | Royal Bridal Dressing Desk Mirror | Marriage of the Princess Beatrice of Great Britain

A bridal must in 1885! Princess Beatrice Royal Wedding Gift of the Town of West Cowes comes to the light

Königliche Hochzeitsgeschenke der Prinzessin Beatrice von Grossbritannien und Nordirland| Royal Marriage Presents

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

Tiara with diamonds and Sapphires | Royal Wedding Gift | Princess Beatrice of Battenberg Mountbatten

Indian turquoise and pearl necklace Royal Jewels| Türkis und Perlenschmuck| Prinzessin Beatrice | Royal Wedding Gifts

Princess Beatrice of Great Britain Battenberg |Mountbatten| Royal Marriage Presents | Diamond Stars

Famous Pink Conch Pearl Suite Necklace, brooch and earrings of pink pearls and diamonds | Queen Victoria | Royal Wedding Gifts| Jewel history

The Princess Beatrice – Pearl Jewelry| Royal Jewels History | Hochzeit | Königlicher Perlenschmuck

Diamond Tassel Brooches | Princess Beatrice The Princess Henry of Battenberg | Royal Jewels Die Drei Broschen mit Diamant Quasten

Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts

riage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts koechert diamond choker royal jewel history jewellery Braunschweig Guelph Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts
Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts
 Glittering Wedding gifts to Thyra Duchess of Cumberland in 1878 – is there a secret about her diamond choker?
Is it a gift of the Emperor of Austria – or was it presented from her royal family….
Princess Thyra of Denmark|Crown Princess of Hanover| Duchess of Cumberland | Royal Wedding Imperial Marriage Gifts