Kaiserliche Brosche aus Diamant Blättchen mit einem Rubincluster als Knoten Mittelpunkt, die sich seitlich langziehen und mit abwechselnden Rubinen besetzt ist.
Die Historie der
Rubinbrosche>> in deutsch vom Royal-Magazin 2015.
Der spätere Verbleib der Brosche, nach dem Tode von Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria, bis 1977, ist nicht bekannt.
Im April 1977 wurde bei Christie's in Genf eine Rubinbrosche versteigert, die exakt auf die Beschreibung passt, jedoch ohne Provinience. Im Bild oben die Abbildung der Rubinbrosche aus dem Versteigerungskatalog.
Vielen Dank an Uwe Ripka für den Hinweis und das s/w Bild der Auktion!
Diamond ruby brooch - the Christening Gift of the Emperor of Austria
A ruby and diamond brooch, a gift from the Emperor of Austria to the German Empress Auguste Viktoria
Archduke Eugene brought a magnificent jewel to the German Empress as a christening present from the Emperor. In 1891, Prince Joachim, the newly-born son of the German Imperial couple was baptised in Berlin. One of his godfathers was the Emperor of Austria and he was represented at the baptism by Archduke Eugene, who was the brother of the Dowager Queen Maria Christina of Spain. A contemporary newspaper reported that:
"The Empress was joyfully surprised; the gift consisted of a big bow in mesh form of the finest purest diamonds, the finest rubies. The bright jewel has an old Indian stone of exquisite touches in so-called teardrop shape.
This stone is a Unicum, since a second of its kind does not exist. The loop, to wear on the bodice, can be dismantled so that it can be sometimes used in smaller or in larger form to the desire of the owner. It could possibly be worn as a head pin.
It should be to learn more about the artful version of the stones and form of the bow from the Vienna court and chamber jeweller Emil Biedermann. "
The value of the brooch was stated to be 40,000 guilders.
In the large picture above, Empress Auguste Viktoria is wearing a brooch in a bow tie shape with a trailer and a briolette and two jewelled trailers at the loop edges, as described at the time and in the shape.
From jeweller Köchert, a sketch is obtained of such a bow without trailers and pendeloques respectively, the briolette is known (and seen in the older version of the Royal-Magazin 2015).
Possibly the jewel was supplemented magnificent for this purpose. And yet is not manufactured by E.Biedermann because the declined to comment lt newspaper report on this gem.
"The friendly Wink our excellent reporter followed, turned us to Mr. E. Biedermann, but unfortunately no further details about the jewellery could be learnt from the Emperor's Court and Chamber jeweller..."
The whereabouts of the brooch, after the death of Empress Auguste Viktoria, is unknown.
In April 1977, Christie's Geneva had auctioned such a ruby diamond ribbon brooch without any provinience.
Quellen:Christies Genf;Börsenzeitung 1891;Salonzeitung;Köchert Archiv;
Schmuck und Juwelen des Hauses Hohenzollern -
Jewellery and Treasures of Prussian Kings and Queens
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