FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF THE THURN UND TAXIS FAMILY
A NATURAL PEARL SAUTOIR
The long rope of natural pearls with seed pearl spacers to the old-cut diamond clasp, mounted in silver and gold, 180.0 cm long
With report no. 0303038 dated 13 March 2003 from the Gübelin Gem Lab stating that the pearls are natural saltwater pearls
Sotheby's Geneva, The Thurn und Taxis Collection, 17 November 1992, lot 258
This rope of natural pearls was owned by Princess Helene of Thurn und Taxis (1834-1890) the eldest daughter of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria and sister of Elizabeth (Sissi), wife of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria. She married Erbprinz Maximilian Anton von Thurn und Taxis in 1858.
Photograph of Princess Margarete von Thurn und Taxis wearing lot 109