Details & Cataloguing

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family


Historic diamond brooch, 18th century
Of bow design, set with cushion-shaped and circular-cut diamonds, centre cluster detachable, fitted case stamped Hübner.
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Formerly in the collection of Empress Marie Thérèse of the Holy Roman Empire (1717-1780)

Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (1742-1798), married to Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Charles of Austria (1771-1847), married to Henriette de Nassau-Weilburg

Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria-Taschen (1825-1915), married to Archduke Rainier of Austria (1827-1913)

Archduke Frédéric of Austria (1856-1936)

"Grand noeud en diamants avec entre autres 7 gros diamants (pour porter avec l'ordre de la croix étoilée). Héritage de ma mère. Provenant de la succession de l'Archiduchesse Marie (Rainier), ayant appartenu à l'Impératrice Marie Thérèse".

[Large diamond bow set with 7 largest diamonds (to be worn with the Order of the Starry Cross). Inheritance from my mother. From the estate of Archduchess Marie (Rainier), formerly from the collection of Empress Marie Thérèse].

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

Catalogue Note

Archduchess Frédéric of Austria, née Princess Isabelle de Croÿ, wore this brooch for the coronation of Emperor Charles as King of Hungary on 30 December 1916.

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family