Masked balls and dance events were a popular alternation of the royal court in Munich in 1840/1841, which were celeprated at great expense, for fundraisers. Thus the Hofkurier reports on 1 February 1840 the following from the Carneval am Hof: During yesterday’s big masked ball in the royal Hofthater, that of the royal. Court….
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The first which was preceded by a herald and trumpeter introduced the chief characters of the novel Kenilwoth, with their Maj. Queen Therese appearing in the richest ornament as Queen Elizabeth of England, the Crown Prince as Leicester. The subject „Tasso“ was chosen for the second movement, with the duchess Duchess von Leuchtenberg, in the richest costumes, showing herself as princess of Este, surrounded by her court. The third was formed by twenty ladies of the local aristocracy, who performed a martial march and dance in the graceful Amazonian costumes taken from the ballet la revolte dans le serail, under the guidance of their royal princess Theolinde von Leuchtenberg:
All the costumes were distinguished by their splendor as a tasteful choice; the costumes of the highest and highest nobility were covered and dotted with a wealth of jewels and jewels, which is invaluable.
The Duchess of Leuchtenberg, Princess Auguste of Bavaria (1788-1851), eldest daughter of King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria and his first wife Princess Auguste Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, married to Eugène de Beauharnais (1781- 1824), Duke of Leuchtenberg Viceroy of Italy. The son of Marie Josephe Rose de Tascher de la Pagerie, later Empress Joséphine.
In 1817 King Maximilian I gave Joseph, her husband and his family the title of Duke of Leuchtenberg and Prince of Eichstätt.
Her fourth daughter, Princess Theolinde von Leuchtenberg, in the upper left of the picture, with costume jeweled. On the chest diamond ears are arranged for suns, a necklace and bracelets, and ornaments are probably made of jewels are abundantly distributed on the dress, a bow-shaped brooch on the neckline and a tiara with structure is visible on the head. The jewelry may come from the Duchess of Leuchtenberg, who also received a portion of the diamond ears of the coronation robe and jewelry of Empress Josephine.
A year later, a spectacular masquerade ball took place, in which Princess Theolinde von Leuchtenberg performed a Basque dance dressed in jewels, at that time she was already the fiancee of the Earl of Württemberg, later she married and also on the occasion of her wedding became a costume ball held.
Hatte die französiche Kaiserin Eugenie blaue Diamanten?
Die Geschichte der spektakulären Diamant Broschen in Form von Stockankern oder Admiralitätsankern, waren Teil ihrer privaten Juwelen.
Als Symbol steht der Anker für die Treue, in der christlichen Symbolik für die Hoffnung.
Der untere Teil eines Ankers – die
Verbindung zwischen den zwei Schaufeln nennt man in Frankreich „DIAMANT“ :
The fascinating history of Empress Eugenie’s jewellery…
Nearly all the jewels were sold during an auction the French government conducted in 1887, and only a few of them survive in original condition. Several of the larger items were broken up before the auction . Others have been dismantled in the years since, and a number of the diamonds have been recut.
An important wedding was held at 1865:
Princesse Anne Murat 1841-1924 married Antoine-Just-Léon-Marie de Noailles, 9e prince de Poix, 6e duc espagnol de Mouchy.
The members of the imperial family of France attend and amazing jewels are given to the bride, which was a closed friend of the Empress Eugenie of France.
Zwei Königskinder – zweier Königsfamilien heirateten 1924 in Bad Mergentheim. Die Braut, Princessin Nadeshda, wurde von der Großmutter des Bräutigams, Herzogin Maria Theresia und ihrer Schwester der Prinzessin Eudoxie von Bulgarien und der Bräutigam von seinem Vater Herzog Albrecht von Würtemberg und dem ehemaligen Zaren Ferdinand von Bulgarien dem Vater der Braut, zum Altar geführt.
Unter den Gästen befanden sich die Geschwister des Bräutigams Herzog Philipp Albrecht und Herzogin Marie Margarete, ferner Herzog und Herzogin Robert sowie Herzog Ulrich von Württemberg. Kyrill von Bulgarien der Bruder der Braut und Prinz und Prinzessin Johann Georg von Sachsen, der Herzog von Coburg mit Tochter und die Familien der Häuser Hohenlohe und Leiningen.
Die Prinzessin trug Familienschmuck, der vorher ihrer Grossmutter der Prinzessin von Frankreich, Herzogin Clementine von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha gehörte. Mehr zu der Geschichte und der Historie von den Juwelen und Schmuck>>
Royal Wedding of two royal families in 1924 in Bad Mergentheim. The bride Princess Nadshda, was led by the grandmother of the groom, Duchess Maria Theresia and her sister Princess Eudoxie of Bulgaria and the groom from his father Duke Albrecht of Wurtemberg and the Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, to the altar.
Among the guests were the sisters of the bridegroom Duke Philipp Albrecht and Duchess Marie Margarete, also Duke and Duchess Robert and Duke Ulrich of Württemberg. Kyrill of Bulgaria the bride’s brother and Prince and Princess Johann Georg of Saxony, the Duke of Coburg with daughter and the families of the homes Hohenlohe and Leiningen.
The princess wore family jewelry that belonged to her grandmother Princess of France, Duchess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha >>
In 1856 the crown jeweler Bapst created a comb for Empress Eugenie using diamonds from the French crown jewels. The head ornament had nine long diamond pendants called pampilles or aiquillettes.
At the auction of the French crown jewels in 1887, Tiffany’s bought four pampilles and sold two of them to Junius Spencer Morgan, the wealthy patriarch of the renowned merchant banking family.
He put these 2 pampilles in the safe with this order:
The contents of this box „2 diamond pendants from the Crown Jewels of France“ as described in the papers which accompany them are the property of my daughter Mary Ethel Burns.
They were handed to me by her Grandfather on the 29th June 20/88 to be held in Trust for her.
Walter H. Burns.
It was an exquisite and amazing present to his granddaughter May Burns.
She remounted the pampilles and the twenty-eight diamonds into a fringe necklace. It is said that the old-mine cut diamonds are I to J in colourc, SI to I1 clarity in lively brilliance.
The historic Dowager Viscountess Harcourt Diamond Necklace went to Tiffany & Co., on auction in October 2015, who first purchased the 28 diamonds on the necklace at the 1887 French Crown Jewels auction in Paris. US$1,548,718 / CHF 1,505,959 Source:Sotheby’s;