Natural pearl and diamond brooch, late 19th century
Of bow design, set with a natural pearl measuring approximately 7.50 x 7.65 x 6.50mm, enhanced with cushion-shaped, single-cut and rose diamonds, brooch fitting detachable.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 95657, stating that the pearl was found to be natural, saltwater.
Formerly from the aigrette of Marie Anne de Savoie, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (1803-1884), godmother of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, later Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme.
"Un noeud en diamants et une perle au milieu, fait partie de l'aigrette de l'Impératrice Marie Anne". [A diamond bow with a pearl at the centre, part of the aigrette from Empress Marie Anne].
Excerpt from the inventory of Archduchess Marie Anne of Austria, Princess Elie de Bourbon Parme