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THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN FAMILY
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This brooch is a wonderful example of the exceptional craftsmanship of Musy. The Musy family are descendant from a long line of Turinese jewellers and watchmakers. Giacomo Musy opened a workshop in 1707 and was later appointed a Savoia court jeweller by Ludovico Vittorio, Prince Carignano (1721-1778). The jewellery house famously created the tiara of Queen Margherita of Italy in 1904, a chef-d’oeuvre described as ‘one of the most versatile diadems in any royal family’s arsenal’ (illustrated below). The firm is still in existence.