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Details & Cataloguing

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Pair of diamond earrings, circa 1890
Each surmount collet-set with a circular-cut diamond, supporting a similarly cut diamond.
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Provenance

Given by Archduke Frédéric of Austria (1856-1936), to his daughter, Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria (1882-1940), on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Elie de Bourbon-Parme (1880-1959) in 1903.

"Un écrin rouge écarlate (Schwarz und Steiner) avec deux boutons diamants (boucles d'oreilles). Ces diamants m'ont été donnés par mon père pour mon mariage".

[A scarlet case (Schwarz und Steiner) with two diamond studs (earrings). These diamonds were given by my father for my wedding]. 

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

Catalogue Note

Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria wore this pair of earrings, together with the pendants lot 72 for the ball on the day of her wedding to Prince Elie de Bourbon Parme.

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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