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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Enamel and seed pearl pocket watch, 18th century and later
The case applied with blue and white enamel and set with seed pearls, opening to reveal a circular dial with Arabic numerals, inside of the case engraved with the letters M A and three fleur-de-lys motifs, and with the letters L.D.S. D.M.M., fitted case stamped J.F. Bautte.
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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1755-1793).

"Un écrin, cuir rouge, contenant une montre émail bleu et perles ayant appartenu à la Reine Marie Antoinette, et provenance de la Duchesse d'Angoulême (le mouvement a été changé). Cette montre m'a été donnée comme cadeau de mariage par mon mari, le Prince Elie, qui l'avait héritée de sa mère".

[Un red leather case containing a blue enamel and pearl watch which belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette, and coming from Duchess d'Angoulême (the movement was changed). This watch was given as a wedding gift by my husband, Prince Elie, who received it from his mother]. 

Excerpt from the inventory of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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