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Old 09-27-2007, 11:09 AM
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Marie Antoinette's pearls up for auction

Marie Antoinette's pearls up for auction



The article has a nice close up of the pearl, diamond and ruby necklace to be auctioned.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:14 AM
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I hope France gets it because that is where they belong.
It would be terrible if it disappeared to a vault in Russia or some oil rich nation
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:03 PM
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I agree--the piece should be in France. How exciting to see something like this come up on auction!

As an aside, Kelly Klein is putting up for auction the Duchess of Windsor's pearls that she and hubby Calvin bought at that historic auction so many years ago--here's a link:
http://files.shareholder.com/downloa...a95/132939.pdf

One of those strands belonged to Queen Mary. I'd like to see the BRF get it back.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:20 PM
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I think it's good that the necklace might be returned to France, it would be very symbolic. But at the same time, I don't want the necklace to be put in the Louvre to be viewed only, never to be worn again.
I'll wear it! LOL
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What a pity the Klein's pearls are not being auctioned as a set. This way they would not be in danger of being split up as they are now.
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So, technically, these jewels were either loose or in other settings when owned by Marie Antoinette?
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They could end up anywhere...I'm surprised the starting price isn't more...
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Marie Antoinette - The Huffington Post

here are some more closeups I love the 3rd picture where you can see how flexible the necklace is.

wonder if this is the sole surviving piece of juwelry of MA, does anyone know?
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http://www.christies.com/presscenter...007/102423.pdf


Napoleon wife's watch fetches $1.3 mln_English_Xinhua

watch of Josephine, wife of Napoleon sold at christie's voor nearly 1 million euro
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A necklace having belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette of France is to be auctioned in London next month.
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Wow... Fancy owning a necklace, that once belonged to Marie Antoinette!
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I am not sure if the necklace in this setting belonged to Marie-Antoinette, weren't it just the pearls that were hers? She gave them to a British lady who later made a necklace out of it, or something like that?
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The joys of google :

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The French queen gave the pearls for safekeeping to Lady Sutherland, the wife of British ambassador George Leveson-Gower, before the embassy pulled out of France in August 1792, Christie's said. When Marie Antoinette lost her head, the family retained the pearls for more than 200 years, Christie's said.
The necklace, made for an 1849 wedding of the Sutherland-Leveson-Gower family, has a fringe of 21 gray drop-shaped pearls suspended from a diamond collar, which is set with 12 button-shaped, gold-mounted pearls, the auction house said.
Read the entire article here (and with another picture of the fabulous necklace)
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The pearls of Queen Marie Anoinette are expected to fecth less than the watch of Josephine de Beauharnais...?

Something is seriously wrong there...lol.
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Read the entire article here (and with another picture of the fabulous necklace)
that necklace is amazing!! I love it!
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The pearls of Queen Marie Anoinette are expected to fecth less than the watch of Josephine de Beauharnais...?

Something is seriously wrong there...lol.
Josephine was an empress of France though. That's just as good as a queen of France.
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Josephine was an empress of France though. That's just as good as a queen of France.
Joséphine de Beauharnais was Sa Majesté Impériale l'Impératrice des Français, she was never Impératrice de la France.
Archiduchesse Marie Antoinette de l'Autriche, Princesse de la Hongrie et Bohemia, Princesse de Tuscany was on the other hand, Sa Majesté la Reine de France et de Navarre.
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Okay, I see... But you know what I meant.
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The extraordinary story behind the Ł1m auction of Marie Antoinette's pearls | the Daily Mail
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Empress Eugenie Bow Brooch

Well i'm quite pleased (frankly i'm over the moon) to annonce that the famous Empress Eugenie's Bow Brooch was bought by the Louvre Museum last friday for 6,7 Million euros.
This extraordinary piece of jewellery will be back in France very soon !!!!!

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