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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Diamond brooch, second half of the 18th century
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.
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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

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Geneva