Großfürstin Wladimir, Maria Pawlowna von Russlands spektakuläre Juwelen, hier ihr ihre Romanov Saphire aus der Saphir Parure.
Das Halsband und Collier aus ovalen und achteckigen Clustern, ausgefasst mit grossen Saphiren als Zentrum und Diamanten, mit passenden Ohrringen mit Saphir Cabochons und Diamanten.
Not so much information are known about the sapphire necklace of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the elder, Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia.
It was part of her Romanov Sapphire Parure, above,
her important court collier with Romanov Sapphire, as cluster sourrounded with diamonds and spaces with saphire cabochon and diamonds, as well as round diamond sapphire earrings.
The necklace survived the revolution, but was missing the central sapphire drop when valued by Cartier.
The cabochon drop-shaped sapphire with diamond cap was made in 1910s, Pendant signed Cartier Paris, no. C7425 and sold with an later made pearl sautoir, seed pearl mesh band gathered at the front by a diamond wreath link at
Christie's Geneva, 27 May 1993, Lot 806, 'Jewellery and Objects by Cartier' and again in
2012 Geneva for $167,780 without provenience.
The sapphire necklace, without the pear shaped large sapphire, is still in existence in Germany.
The centre cluster of the necklace is similar to a cluster which was later owned by Queen Mother Helen of Roumania, Princess of Greece,she wore it most as sapphire brooch. Described as: magnificent antique brooch in sapphire and diamond, exceptionally large cabochon sapphire of superb colour and qualitiy, monted as a centre within a pae-set border of finely-matched cushion-shaped diamonds to form a cluster of oblong shape with chamfered corners - Russian mid 19th century, which was sold in 1966 for 19000 British Pound. It is understood that this sapphire orginally belonged to Catherine the Great. It later passed into the possession of the Grand Duke Constantine of Russia, son of NicholasI, for whom it was mounted in its present form by Bolin in St Petersburgh, ca 1845.
Special thanks to Uwe Ripka !