Kaiserin Eugenie liebte Blumen und Juwelen, ihr
Gatte Napoleon III. überreichte ihr eine ganz reizende Kombination
ihrer Leidenschaften, eine Garnitur aus 15 Diamant-Margeriten, einem
sehr aufwendigem Collier ganz im Stil der Zeit und den passenden
Ohrringen in Gold und Silber. Die Kaiserin berühmt für
ihre Schönheit und Geschmack, ergänzte damit eine kolossale
Schmucksammlung. Einige Portraits von ihr z. B.die von Wintherhalter,
dokumentieren den Lifestyle und Eleganz ihres Hofes.
Empress Eugenie was the great beauty and fashionable wife of Napoleon
III, the Empresss love of flowers and jewels is well documented.
So her husband presented her a wonderful combination of both:15 diamond-marguerites
as a parure, with earrings and necklace of the french jeweller Dumoret.
Above you will see a picture of her painted of the famous Winterhalter.
Napoleon III (1808-1873) and Empress Eugenie (1826-1920) First as president
and then as emperor of France, Napoleon took full advantage of his prestige
as nephew of Napoleon I. Napoleon III gave France two decades of prosperity
under an authoritarian regime. Eugenie visited Paris the year before
Louis Napoleon became emperor and was married to him in 1853, the year
after he gained the throne. The city of Paris gave her a wedding gift
of six hundred thousand francs, but at her request it was used to found
a female college. With her husband she visited Queen Victoria and from
that time on the Queen and Empress were close friends(and Queen Victoria-Eugenia
of Spain, born a Princess of Battenberg, Victoria-Eugenia was the only
daughter of Prince Henry of Battenberg and of Princess Beatrice of Great
Britain, is named after this both ladies). Eugenie, last Empress of
France and daughter of a Spanish nobleman, influenced her husband in
foreign policy and served as regent during his absences.