Königin Maud von Norwegen
Star of the Order of the Star of India 1861
Designed by Prince Albert and supplied for Queen Victoria for the first investiture of the Order, 1 November, 1861 in Gold, yellow and white diamonds, silver and enamel 6.8 × 6.7cm
This magnificent jewel-encrusted star was made for Queen Victoria for the first investiture of the Order of the Star of India on 21 November 1861.Following the suppression of the Indian Rebellion in 1858 and the winding up of the East India Company, which had previously controlled half the subcontinent, Westminster assumed direct government of India. Eager to establish a new order of chivalry to cement good relations between the British Crown and loyal Indian subjects, Prince Albert suggested its name (Order of the Star of India) and set about designing its insignia and robes. Some other items in very similar design, later made, is known.
Diamond Brooch "Louis Seize bow in diamonds and pearls" from Lord and Lady Rothschild, matching the ribbon design on the gown.
Diamond necklace with five pearl drops wedding present from the Royal Warrant Holders of England, manufactured by Rowland and Fraser, also weareable as tiara.
Diamond Riviere - Diamond Collet Necklece from wedding gift from the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark (her parents-in-law)
Cats Eye and Diamond Bracelet - wedding gift from the Empress Eugenie of France, seen above at the right ankle
Diamond Choker - Collier de Chien or known as dop collar made in diamond, the design is like a woven lace of small stars.
Crown of the queen of Norway.
On 22 June 1906, King Haakon and Queen Maud are crowned in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondhjem.
Queen Maud's coronation dress was made of gold lamé in the princess style with scalloped lace sleeves.
Its decorative pattern of flowers and ribbon bows is embroidered in gilt metal thread , gold-coloured sequins, artificial pearls and diamanté. The flowing expanse of golden fabric so richly embellished fully befits a queen....see above in the picture, the original gown and in the background her coronation train.
When Queen Maud arrived in Norway in 1905, she was 36 years old and a well-established customer of British and French fashion designers. Her coronation dress was a collaboration between the London fashion house Vernon and Norwegian fashion house Silkehuset of Kristiania. The material was specially woven in Lyons and the embroidery was carried out by the well known fashion house in Paris, Worth. The press notes other infos, but lables are found inside of the gown and the archives..
Source: The National Museum of Art, Oslo;Royal Collection;The Queen Ladies Newspaper;The Times;
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