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Wilhelmina 1938 anlässlich ihres 40 jährigen Regierungsjubiläums Wilhelmina Königin der Niederlande...trägt Juwelen des Hauses Oranjen Rubine,Rubies,Queen Juliana,netherlands,Mellerio,holland,royals,collection,royal jewels,schmuck,gold,tiara,diadema,diadem,diamant,diamonds,koenigliche Schmucksammlungen,Oranjen,Krone,jewellery Queen Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Orange-Nassau (August 31, 1880 - November 28, 1962) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948 and Queen Mother from 1948 to 1962.

 
Wilhelmina, the young Queen.She was the daughter of King William III and his second wife Queen Emma. Her childhood was characterized by a close relationship with her parents, especially with her father who was already 63 years of age when she was born.

King William III died on November 23, 1890 and a special law had to be passed to allow a female to ascend to the throne. However, according to the Dutch Constitution, her mother Emma became Regent for the young Wilhelmina until her 18th birthday.

On August 31, 1898, Wilhelmina was crowned in the New Church in Amsterdam. Although viewed as queen in a constitutional monarchy she in fact had absolute veto power over any legislation, appointed each member of the Council of State, and could alone dissolve the States-General. Tactful, and careful to operate within the limitations of what was expected by the Dutch people and their elected representatives, a strong-willed Wilhelmina became a forceful personality who spoke and acted her mind.

At the age of twenty, and only two years after being made Queen, she gained international stature when she ordered a Dutch warship to defy a British blockade of South Africa and rescue Paul Kruger, the embattled President of the Transvaal. For this, she earned the disdain of the men running the world at the time, but the respect and admiration of most everyone else.

Queen Wilhelmina Mellerio Parure

Queen Wilhelmina Mellerio Parure


Königin Wilhelmina 1938 anlässlich ihres 40 jährigen Regierungsjubiläums

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Queen Wilhelmina in 1938 on her 40th Anniversary as Monarch of The Netherlands.
The Dutch Mellerio Diamond & Ruby Parure

This parure made by the french jeweller Mellerio, ordered by King Willem III for his second wife Queen Emma.
Emma's parure was very complete and consisted of a tiara with six rubies; a necklace with three large ornaments, a devant de corsage (large brooch), a bracelet, earrings and even a fan covered with pearls (a good view on this, above in the picture).

Mellerio made 2 suggestions for this parure; one with rubies and one with sapphires, the ruby parure was chosen and King Willem III could gave this as a birthday present for his wife Queen Emma who turned 30 in 1889. Just after the death of her husband, Queen Emma posed with this tiara, due to the fact that she was still in mourning, the rubies were replaced by diamonds.

The fan matching the Grand parure is described:
"A sumptuous Court Fan.
Tortoiseshell fan, the guardsticks set with diamonds and rubies, with overlapping sticks. Gold loop and diamonds to rivet.
The leaf is painted on both sides, on the obverse with a reclining lady en deshabillé, with roses and a guitar. On the reverse, the same lady is playing a guitar."

Signed and dated on the obverse: LOUIS ROBERT DE CUVILLON, 1888. French, 1888 Length 36.5 cm.


After Queen Emma died, Queen Wilhelmina only wore the tiara for special occasions, for example at the jubilee when she was 40 years queen (the picture above).


La Reina Guillermina en su 40 aniversario como Monarca de los Paises Bajos, en 1938

 

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