Royal Sweden Jewels - Diamond Buttons of the Queen Luisa-Ulrika
Queen Luisa-Ulrika, sister of the prussian King Friedrich the Great, wearing part of her important jewel collection....the provenience of 2 Button Tiaras of the royal swedish Court of Princess Lilian and Crownprincess Victoria??
The buttons of the two different tiaras, 4 button and 6 button, are not identical. The ones from the four-button-tiara look more like sunburst or star-design, while the ones from the six-button-tiara realy look like flowers with small leafes
It was sayed, that the buttons were the property of Carl XIV Johan. They are supposed to be a part of his gala uniform, perhaps from his days as french marshall. After that he had them placed on the king´s crown for hos coronation 1818, but they were later removed and made into tiaras. But, it could be older items and also used of Marshall Bernadotte, earlier the famous and amazing stomacher and brest decoration and hair jewels of the Queen Luisa-Ulrika.
Louisa Ulrika of Prussia Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (Swedish: Lovisa Ulrika; German: Luise Ulrike) (1720—1782) was queen of Sweden between 1751 and 1771. She was the daughter of Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, and was thus the sister of Friedrich II of Prussia. Ulrika married in 1744 to Friedrich von Holstein-Gottorp, who after his election in 1751 reigned as King Adolf Frederick of Sweden.
On the eighth of August 1744 Lovisa Ulrika arrived in Sweden. While still on board the ship that had carried her from Rügen to Karlskrona, she received a visit from her husband Adolf Fredrik of Holstein-Gottorp heir to the Swedish throne. The couple had already been married a few weeks, but this was the first time they met; at the wedding ceremony in Berlin the bridegroom had been represented by a brother of the bride, August Wilhelm of Prussia. Some days after Lovisa Ulrika's arrival in Sweden, the nuptials were celebrated at Drottningholm palace outside Stockholm, and soon after this event the Swedish King Fredrik I transferred the fief of Drottningholm to the bride. Adolf Fredrik and Lovisa Ulrika had a very happy marriage, for they had many interests in common, of which building, interior decoration and the laying out of gardens were some of the most important. With Drottningholm, a Baroque masterpiece by the architects Nicodemus Tessin the elder and the younger, they were provided with the most magnificent setting for such activities that Sweden could offer. The estate remained the site for both Lovisa Ulrika's and her husband's most ambitious projects for almost thirty years. There seems to be no doubt that she was the ruling spirit, as she also was in their political endeavors. Indeed, there is no sharp dividing line between these two fields. During her years as crown princess and queen, Lovisa Ulrika did her best to increase the practically nonexistent power of the king, and Drottningholm gradually became a means for visual political communication and persuasion.
Luise Ulrike Princess of Prussia and her mother Sophie Dorothea Queen of Prussia wearing Diamond Buttons Large Version of the picture
Queen Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte, her daughter-in-law, wearing the diamond buttons as hair-jewel