1862 hat die französische Firma Marret & Beaugrand auf der Pariser Messe ein gleichartiges Kollier vorgestellt, es könnte das aus dem Hannoverschen Königshaus sein.
Nun sind nach über 200 Jahren, ein weitere Halskette aufgetaucht. Die Kette soll 1849 in dieser Art gefertigt worden sein, jedoch die Perlen haben eine längere Geschichte, sie gehörten angeblich der Königin von Frankreich Marie-Antoinette.
Links Königin Marie-Antoinette von Frankreich geschmückt mit Perlenketten und Perlensträngen dekoriert im Haar.
Queen Marie of Hannover owned a very special pearl necklace in zig-zag
design, she wore it on a costumball as bordure at her gown.
The large pictured historically important natural pearl, diamond and
ruby necklace,above, is sayed the the pearls belonged to Marie Antoinette
The pearls, which date to circa 1780, is sayed that belonged to Marie
Antoinette, the last Queen of France whose name is synonymous with extreme
extravagance, the height of the French Revolution and death by guillotine
in 1793 on the
precept of treason.
While Marie Antoinette was imprisoned in the convent of the Feuillants,
Without clothes or money, for everything even to her purse and
watch had been lost in the Tuileries, she had to depend on the charity
of friends. The British ambassadress Lady Sutherland, who had a son
of the same age as the Dauphin, had sent them clothes and linen.
(Joan Haslip, Marie Antoinette (London 1987), p. 265).
The diamonds were subsequently fashioned into the Sutherland diamond
necklace, whilst the pearls were mounted, on the occasion of the marriage
between Lady Elizabeths grandson, George Granville William Sutherland-Leveson-Gower
and Anne Hay-Mckenzie on 20 June 1849.
Lady Elizabeth Sutherland, Duchess of Sutherland and suo jure 19th Countess of Sutherland, later Elizabeth Leveson-Gower (1765-1839), wife of George Granville Leveson-Gower (1758-1833), Viscount Trentham, from 1786 2nd Earl Gower, succeeding his father as 2nd Marquess of Stafford in 1803, created 1st Duke of Sutherland in 1833, British ambassador to France from 1790 to 1792
Her son, George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Earl Gower (1786-1861), in 1861 2nd Duke of Sutherland
His daughter-in-law, Anne Hay-Mackenzie (1829-1888), daughter of John
Hay-Mackenzie of Cromartie and Newhall and great-great-granddaughter
of the last Mackenzie Earl of Cromarty, married on 20 June 1849 George
Granville William Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1828-1892), Marquess of
Stafford from 1833 to 1861, from 1861 3rd Duke of Sutherland, to become
Anne Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland and 19th Countess
of Sutherland, known as Countess of Cromartie in her own right from
1861, Mistress of the Robes and confidante of Queen Victoria from 1870
to 1874, thence by descent.
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Royal wedding ceremony of the Duke and Duchess Cumberland took place on Wednesday 29 August 1815 at Carlton- House