London, South Kensington
13 November 2001
An antique amethyst and diamond line necklace
of gold collet set graduated oval amethysts linked by silver and gold collet set single diamonds, suspending a central amethyst and diamond five stone drop.
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Presented by Empress Eugenie of France on the occassion of her visit with her husband Emperor Napoleon III in Fourchambault near Nevers to Madame Georges Dufaud nee Garnier-des Garets, wife of the director of the foundaries of Fouchambault.
Thence by descent to the present owner, the great-great-grandson of Madame Dufaud.
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