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Above in the picture, Mrs Margaret Thompson Biddle, an american heiress and wife of the Ambassador Anthony Drexel Biddle Jr. from the french press the follow note: La plus belle rivière de diamants de la assemblée. Fourreau de velours noir brodé de strass de Balenciaga from the 16 octobre 1948.

 

The Lost Rivière of the Romanovs: A Historical Puzzle Solved

The Fate of the Romanov Jewels

The journey of the Romanov jewels, particularly the diamond Rivière of Tsarina Marie-Fedorovna, spans decades and continents, weaving a fascinating narrative. These jewels' passage from the Romanovs to various owners, including the prominent American heiress Margaret Thompson Biddle, is a remarkable chapter in the history of these gems.

Margaret Thompson Biddle's Connection

The link between these jewels and the Thompson Biddle family, especially in the 1940s and 1960s, highlights an intriguing period when these historic pieces found new context and significance in the Western world. Mrs. Biddle's personal engagement and her philanthropy, such as donating her Vermeille Service to the White House and three yellow, pear-shaped diamonds set by Harry Winston to the Smithsonian Museum, demonstrate her profound interest and appreciation for significant historical artifacts.

A 1923 note in the French press about the potential transfer of the Romanov jewels to Poland opens another chapter in this story. The mentioned agreement between Poland and the Soviet Union highlights the political and historical complexities associated with these jewels. Remarkably, such artifacts often became symbols and tools of diplomatic negotiations and disputes.

The Rivière of Mrs. Biddle

Long unknown was the fate of a significant part of the Russian Crown Jewels, until a critical clue emerged: Mrs. Margaret Thompson Biddle, a wealthy American heiress, was pictured twice in the 1940s and 50s wearing a grand Rivière. This piece might have been slightly altered in the 1960s, but the core, the magnificent Rivière, remained.

Whether the Rivière is still in possession of the Thompson Biddle family remains uncertain. Mrs. Thompson-Biddle, known for her philanthropy, donated her costly Vermeille Service to the White House and left three yellow, pear-shaped diamonds set by Harry Winston to the Smithsonian Museum.

Her diary, written during the tumultuous year of 1939 as she evacuated Poland with her husband, Anthony Drexel Biddle Jr., the then U.S. Ambassador to Poland, vividly describes the dramatic events of that time. These records provide deep insights into her life and suggest that she and her husband might have played a crucial role in securing the Romanov jewels.

Significance of the Rivière

The Rivière worn by Mrs. Biddle in the 1940s and later years is of extraordinary historical significance. It was a key piece of the Romanov jewels and a symbol of this family's tumultuous history. Worn by each Grand Duchess at her wedding, it was part of the "Nuptial or Bridal Jewels" from the Jewel Fund, adorning the Romanov bride for the occasion. Otherwise, it was available to the Imperial family of the Tsar, usually worn by the Tsarina. Mrs. Biddle's possession and wearing of this piece show her deep appreciation for historical and cultural treasures.

 

Romanov Diamond Rivière "Collier d’Esclave"

Details

  • The necklace consists of two rows featuring 36 large diamonds, totaling a weight of approximately 475.30 carats. Each diamond averages more than 13 carats, showcasing an exceptional selection.
  • The diamonds are joined by silk strings, which attach to silver "chatons" with golden galleries at the base, enhancing the necklace's flexibility.
  • The upper row, comprising 21 solitaires, forms the primary "rivière." The additional 15 diamonds and numerous smaller brilliants are elegantly suspended as pendeloques (droplets or tear-shaped gems).

  • Each stone's quality contributes to the necklace's overall splendor. Notably, some ancient Indian diamonds exhibit slight speckles.
  • The diamonds display varied hues, including charmingly bluish and pink tones, creating a harmonious and captivating brilliance.
  • The Indian cutting of the diamonds, likely dating back to the 17th or 18th century, adds to the piece's fascination.

  • Approximately 36 centimeters.
  • At its widest point, including the pendeloque, the necklace measures about 6.4 centimeters.

  • A detailed description from the 1898 inventory (Nº 41/41) matches the engravings in the solitaires' settings. This description aligns closely with expert assessments.
  • The diamonds in the "rivière" and the pendeloques are meticulously documented, with specific weights and descriptions. Notable characteristics include refrangibility (ability to refract light), color shades, and form.

  • Regarding the report on the last of these, the ancient lists mention that it has been «rendered December 8th 1831 after the decease of tsarevitch Constantin Pavlovitch» (41/54).
  • An intermediate row of 15 more diamonds, weighing a total of approximately 12.28 carats, adds to the necklace's grandeur.
  • The most recent inventory reference is from 1922, noted as Nº 222.

This comprehensive overview highlights the Diamond Rivière's intricate design, historical significance, and exquisite craftsmanship, making it a remarkable piece of jewelry with deep historical roots.

 

The Romanov Jewels in 1923

A 1923 French press article raised the question of whether the Russian Crown Jewels would become the property of Poland. Following the Riga Peace Treaty of 1921 between Poland and the Soviet Union, which stipulated the return of cultural and material goods to Poland, an agreement was reached in 1923. Poland obtained the Romanov Crown Jewels as collateral, which would become Polish property if the Soviets failed to meet their obligations.

French Press Note from 1948

Adding to this narrative is a note from the French press dated 16 October 1948, describing "La plus belle rivière de diamants de la assemblée. Fourreau de velours noir brodé de strass de Balenciaga," translating to "The most beautiful assembled diamond Rivière. Black velvet sheath embroidered with Balenciaga rhinestones." This description suggests a luxurious and opulent presentation, referring to the very Rivière in question, thereby adding another intriguing layer to its storied past.

 

The story of the Romanov Rivière in the hands of Margaret Thompson Biddle is a fascinating example of the interplay between history, politics, and personal fate. Her story provides insight into the complex world of diplomatic relations and historical artifacts, illuminating the extraordinary life of a woman amidst the chaos of war, with a deep passion for cultural treasures. The connection of these historical jewels with the life and experiences of Margaret Thompson Biddle is a captivating chapter in the history of the Romanov jewels, enriching our understanding of this significant era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Das Schicksal der Romanov-Juwelen, insbesondere der Rivière aus Diamanten der Zarin Marie-Fedorowna, fügt sich in eine faszinierende Erzählung ein, die sich über Jahrzehnte und Kontinente erstreckt. Ihre Reise von den Händen der Romanovs über diverse Besitzer hinweg, einschließlich der bedeutenden amerikanischen Erbin Margaret Thompson Biddle, ist ein beeindruckendes Kapitel in der Geschichte der Juwelen.

Die Verbindung dieser Juwelen zur Familie Thompson Biddle, besonders in den 1940er und 1960er Jahren, beleuchtet eine faszinierende Periode, in der diese historischen Schmuckstücke einen neuen Kontext und eine neue Bedeutung in der westlichen Welt fanden. Margaret Thompson Biddles persönliches Engagement und ihre Schenkungen, wie das Vermeille Service an das Weiße Haus und die gelben birnenförmigen Diamanten an das Smithsonian Museum, zeigen ihr tiefes Interesse und ihre Wertschätzung für bedeutende historische Artefakte.

Die Notiz in der französischen Presse von 1923, die die mögliche Übertragung der Romanov-Juwelen an Polen thematisiert, eröffnet ein weiteres Kapitel dieser Geschichte. Die erwähnte Vereinbarung zwischen Polen und der Sowjetunion unterstreicht die politischen und historischen Komplexitäten, die mit diesen Juwelen verbunden waren. Es ist bemerkenswert, dass solche Artefakte oft zu Symbolen und Werkzeugen diplomatischer Verhandlungen und Auseinandersetzungen wurden.

Die Verlorene Rivière der Romanovs: Ein Historisches Rätsel Gelöst

 

Lange Zeit war nichts über den Verbleib eines bedeutenden Teils der russischen Kronjuwelen bekannt. Doch nun ist ein entscheidender Hinweis aufgetaucht: Mrs. Margaret Thompson Biddle, eine sehr reiche amerikanische Erbin, wurde zweimal in den 1940er Jahren mit einer großen Rivière abgebildet, die sie um den Hals trug. Möglicherweise wurde dieses Stück in den 1960er Jahren leicht verändert, aber das Kernstück, die prachtvolle Rivière, blieb bestehen.

Margaret Thompson Biddle

Die Frage, ob die Rivière noch immer im Besitz der Familie Thompson Biddle ist, bleibt offen. Bekannt ist, dass Mrs. Thompson-Biddle ihr Vermeille-Service dem Weißen Haus spendete und drei gelbe, birnenförmige Diamanten, die von Harry Winston gefasst wurden, dem Smithsonian-Museum hinterließ.

In ihrem Tagebuch, das sie während des turbulenten Jahres 1939 führte, als sie mit ihrem Ehemann, Anthony Drexel Biddle Jr, dem damaligen US-Botschafter in Polen, aus Polen evakuiert wurde, schildert sie eindrücklich die dramatischen Ereignisse dieser Zeit. Diese Aufzeichnungen bieten einen tiefen Einblick in ihr Leben und lassen vermuten, dass sie und ihr Mann eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Sicherung der Romanov-Juwelen gespielt haben könnten.

Die Bedeutung der Rivière

Die Rivière, die Mrs. Biddle in den 1940ern und späteren Jahren trug, ist von ausserordenlicher historischer Bedeutung. Sie ist ein Schlüsselstück der Romanov-Juwelen und ein Symbol für die wechselvolle Geschichte dieser Familie. Sie wurde von jeder Großfürstin zur Hochzeit getragen, es war ein Teil der "Brautjuwelen" des Juwelenfundus, die für diesen Anlass die Romanov Braut schmückten. Ansonsten stand sie der Imperialen Familie des Zaren zur Verfügung und wurde meist von der Zarin getragen. Die Tatsache, dass Mrs. Biddle dieses Stück besaß und trug, zeigt ihre tiefe Wertschätzung für historische und kulturelle Schätze.

Die Romanov-Juwelen im Jahr 1923

In einem Artikel der französischen Presse von 1923 wurde die Frage aufgeworfen, ob die russischen Kronjuwelen in den Besitz Polens übergehen würden. Nach dem Friedensvertrag von Riga im Jahr 1921 zwischen Polen und der Sowjetunion, der die Rückgabe von Kulturgütern und materiellen Werten an Polen vorsah, schloss man 1923 ein Abkommen. Polen erhielt die Kronjuwelen der Romanovs als Pfand, welche bei Nichteinhaltung der sowjetischen Verpflichtungen in polnischen Besitz übergehen sollten.

 

Die Geschichte der Rivière der Romanovs, die in den Händen von Margaret Thompson Biddle landete, ist ein faszinierendes Beispiel für die Verflechtung von Geschichte, Politik und persönlichem Schicksal. Ihre Geschichte bietet nicht nur einen Einblick in die komplexe Welt der diplomatischen Beziehungen und historischen Artefakte, sondern beleuchtet auch das außergewöhnliche Leben einer Frau, die inmitten der Wirren des Krieges stand und zugleich eine tiefe Leidenschaft für kulturelle Schätze hatte.

Die Verbindung dieser historischen Juwelen mit dem Leben und den Erlebnissen von Margaret Thompson Biddle ist ein fesselndes Kapitel in der Geschichte der Romanov-Juwelen und bereichert unser Verständnis dieser bedeutenden Epoche.

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Source: L’Intransigeant, ;;;Archive Ursula Butschal;


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