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Sunday, 12 December 2010

An ANTIQUE Diamond Spanish Royal parure



This antique diamond spanish parure is on this blog for two reasons: one is sentimental, because I am spanish, and the second one is because it should be in a museum. No one could wear something like this now!. It is a great example of the spanish nineteenth century craftsmanship and a heavy interpretation of the Garland Style that was so fashionable in the rest of Europe.


It is attributed to have belonged to Queen Isabel II of Spain who gave it to her sister and ended in a private collector as part of an heirloom sale in 1972.


I really hope a spanish museum bid acquire this piece!, who knows, it might be the beginning of a new jewellery collection.




This antique jewellery set comes up for auction at Sotheby's London on Dec 14th