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The Bourbon-Parma family are once again auctioning off some jewels that once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette, Queen of France.

Many of the Queen's jewels were smuggled out of France to her native Austria during the revolution and were handed to her daughter Marie Therese of France when she was released from prison and allowed to move to Vienna.  Marie Therese married her cousin the Duc d'Angouleme (heir of Charles X) but as she remained childless, left these priceless jewels to Princess Therese, the daughter of her cousin and brother-in-law the Duc de Berry.  Therese was the sister of the last of the elder line of the French Bourbons, the Comte de Chambourd.  She married the Duke of Parma, and the jewels of Marie Antoinette ended up in this branch of the Bourbon dynasty.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6239107/Jewels-belonging-Marie-Antoinette-added-Sothebys-auction.html

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ueen Desideria of Sweden & Norway's Malachite and Gold Parure.

This remarkable parure made of yellow gold and featuring beautiful malachite cameos was made by Parisian Jeweler Simon Petiteau in the 1820's for Queen Desideria of Sweden & Norway (Born Desire Clary) in the French Empire style.  Desire had once been engaged to Napoleon Bonaparte, but had ended up married to General Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, who was elected as heir to the Swedish throne in 1810 as the old reigning Vasa dynasty faced extinction.  Cameo jewelery was in fashion at the time, as was malachite, and these beautiful malachite cameos combined the these trends.   The parure consists of a five cameo tiara, an eight cameo necklace, a large brooch with cameos and cabochon cut malachite elements, a pair of earrings (one of them missing most of it's pendant portion) and two bracelets also with cameos and cabochon malachite. The tiara is 5 centimetres high and 19 centimetres long, while the necklace measures 44.5 centimetres. 
Gold in four colors surround the malachite, the cameos are carved with classical scenes by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. The central cameo of the tiara shows “day”; the brooch depicts “night”. In the necklace are cameos showing Aiskylos and Hygieia, Hercules and Hebe. 

This parure was used by Queen Desideria, and then passed down to Queen Josephine and Queen Sophia.  When Queen Sophia died in 1913 apparently none of her heirs cared to have this parure as it was considered "dated", and so this magnificent work of jewelry was donated to the Nordic Museum which owns it now.

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The Bourbon-Parma jewels, including many items that once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette of France, have fetched a stunning $53 Million at auction at Sotheby's in Geneva.  A brooch made of diamonds and a large baroque natural pearl pendant went for a historic $36.4 million by itself.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6390811/Sparklers-cost-Queen-head-Marie-Antoinettes-jewels-sold-33million.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-6390897/Marie-Antoinette-pearl-diamond-pendant-sells-36-427-mln--Sothebys.html

This ¿slightly Baroque¿ natural pearl, 25mm high, is set with a diamond pendant and supported by a diamond bow. Sold for £28 million

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"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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