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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Pair of diamond pendent earrings, first half of the 19th century
Of girandole design, each set with cushion-shaped diamonds supporting three pear-shaped diamond pendants, hook and clip fittings, surmounts detachable, fitted case signed Froment-Meurice.
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Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Marie-Thérèse de Savoie, Duchess of Parma (1803-1879).

"7. Une paire de grandes boucles d'oreilles en diamants (forme girandoles), chacune de cinq gros diamants et de trois grosses gouttes, dans un écrin en cuir bleu foncé. Ces boucles d'oreilles proviennent de Marie Thérèse de Savoie, Duchesse de Parme, femme du Duc Charles II de Parme et léguées par elle à son petit-fils Robert I Duc de Parme". 

[A pair of large diamond earrings (of girandole design), each composed of five large diamonds and three large drops, in a dark blue leather case. These earrings come from Marie Thérèse de Savoie, Duchess of Parma, wife of Duke Charles II of Parma, and given to her grand-son, Robert I Duke of Parma].

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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