Lot 95
  • 95

DIAMOND BROOCH, SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

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50,000 - 80,000 CHF
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Description

Of double ribbon bow design set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, second half of the 18th century, supporting a detachable pendant set with a pear-shaped diamond of yellow tint, probably early 19th century.

Provenance

The double ribbon bow from Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1755-1793). “2. Un écrin en cuir rouge écarlate, contenant un nœud en diamants avec pendeloque gros diamant jaune, le nœud fait parti du diadème ou ceinture ci-dessus, et a la même provenance”.

[2. A scarlet red case, containing a diamond bow supporting a pendant set with a large yellow diamond, the bow was formerly part of the tiara or belt here above, and has the same provenance].

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

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