The brooch was formerly in the collection of Queen Marie Christine of Spain (1858-1929), née Archduchess of Austria.
Princess Marie Anne de Bourbon Parme states in her inventory:
"Une épingle en diamants, la tête gros rubis entouré de diamants, 4 petits rubis. Provenant d'un cadeau de la Reine Marie Christine d'Espagne". [A diamond pin, the top set with a large ruby framed by diamonds and 4 small rubies. A gift from Queen Marie Christine of Spain].
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