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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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Diamond brooch, Köchert, circa 1900
Designed as an open work plaque, collet-set with circular-cut diamonds, detachable brooch fitting, Austrian assay and marker's marks for Köchert, fitted case stamped Köchert.
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Provenance

Given by Archduke Rainier Ferdinand of Austria (1827-1913) and his wife, Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria (1825-1915), to Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria (1882-1940) on the occasion of her wedding to Prince Elie de Bourbon-Parme (1880-1959) in 1903.

Princess Marie Anne de Bourbon Parme states in her inventory:

"Un écrin cuir beige avec plaque en diamants (de Köchert). Cette plaque m'a été donnée par l'Archiduc Rénier et sa femme pour mon mariage". 

[A beige leather case with a diamond plaque (by Köchert). This plaque was a gift from Archduke Rainier and his wife for my wedding].

Literature

Irmgard v. Hauser Köchert, Köchert, Imperial Jewellers in Vienna. Jewellery Designs, 1810-1940, Florence, 1990, pg. 522 for a picture of this brooch.

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

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