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Details & Cataloguing

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Ruby and diamond pocket watch, Mermod Frères, late 19th century, and a gold locket
The pocket watch dial applied with white enamel, framed with single-cut diamonds, the reverse pavé-set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut rubies highlighted with a fleur de lys motif set with similarly-, single-cut and rose diamonds, signed Mermod Frères, and a gold locket engraved Robert and Charles and opening to reveal photographs of the four eldest children of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria and Prince Elie de Bourbon Parme: Elisabeth (1904-1983), Charles (1905-1912), Marie Françoise (1906-1994) and Robert (1909-1974).
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Provenance

The pocket watch was given to Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme (1882-1940) by her father, Archduke Frédéric of Austria (1856-1936).

The gold locket picturing the four eldest children or Prince and Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme is a gift from Prince Elie to his wife Princess Marie Anne. 

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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