Princess Maria Pia is wearing a tiara from the collection of the Princes
of Orleans and Braganca. Maria-Pia de Bourbon-Sicilies (1878-1973) married
Prince Louis d'Orléans-Braganca in 1908.
It is a fine diamond tiara in an openwork frame pierced with tendril
and vine motifs, centring on an arrangement of four pear-shaped diamonds
weighing approximately 8.50 carats, surrounded at intervals by 13 old
European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 14.00 carats and by 16
old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 carats, the whole
set with numerous old-mine and rose-cut diamonds. In December 1981,
the then Crown Princess of Yugoslavia, Princess Maria da Gloria d'Orléans-Braganca, sold a number of jewels from the collection of the Princes d'Orléans-Braganca
at Sotheby's. Amongst the items was this tiara.
It will be offered again on auction from Christies, in 2018, new details to the koskoshnik, it is probably made in 1905 from the workshop of Kreuter, HanauThe clients are familiar with the name of the Frankfurt jeweler Robert Koch, as the Hanau company. Because the jeweler offered in his stores in Frankfurt and Baden-Baden jewelery.
German, Central European and Russian aristocratic houses belonged to the customer circle, Hofjuweliere in Europe - like England, Sweden, Germany and overseas were customers, Kreuter produced anonymously for the respective Hofjuwelier!
Sources: Sotheby's Important
Jewelry, December 9 and 10, 1981;
Stephania Queen of Portugal Princess of Hohenzollern
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