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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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France, Order of the Saint-Esprit, circa 1820
The skeletal base for a large gold-backed breast star of the Order, formerly set with diamonds but now retaining only the Dove’s beak and eyes, circa 1820, pierced at the eight points for attachment to a garment with thread, height and width 113mm, very fine condition, in a relatively plain fitted case inscribed ‘No. 3’ on lid.
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Provenienz

Charles X of France (1757-1836), King of France (1824-1830). 

Princess Marie Anne's inventory, illustrated on the right hand page, mentions: "A green leather case containing a large plaque of the order of the Saint-Esprit, all set with diamonds. This plaque comes from King Charles X and belonged to Duc Robert I de Parme". A note added in 1932 says: "Mounted as a tiara (3 fleur de lys) and corsage". 

Katalognotizen

Several labels attached to the base of the case provide reference or inventory numbers 11 (crowned) and 5, a handwritten note Herzoglich Parmaischer Primogenitur Familienschmuck Post Nr. 5 der Inventur des Obersthof. Marschallarntes, dated 16/7/1910, and a separate note reading Plaque de l’ordre du St. Esprit – du Roi Charles X.

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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