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    Sale 7454

    Important Jewellery

    13 June 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A FINE ANTIQUE TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND PARURE

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    A FINE ANTIQUE TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND PARURE
    Consisting of a necklace designed as a series of graduated oval turquoise and old-cut diamond clusters, each suspending a similar drop to the diamond collet spacers, the six main diamonds can be unscrewed; a pair of bracelets with detachable clasps, can be worn as a choker; a pendent brooch and two pendants en suite, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1830, necklace 41.0 cm. long, bracelets 17.2 cm. long, brooch 8.0 cm. high (6)


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    This parure was given to Princess Maria José as a wedding present from her parents. She wore it two days before her marriage to the Crown Prince, at the reception in the Royal Palace, on 6 January 1930. The necklace was mounted as a bandeau in the fashion of the period and the Milanese fashion house Ventura created a Royal train, embroidered in silver thread with flowers entwined with the Savoy knot, to match the parure (as illustrated)

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    Provenance

    The Countess of Flanders
    Queen Elisabeth of Belgium
    Queen Maria José of Italy