Sunday, 8 May 2011

MAHARAJA Emerald parure from the Condesa Vda. de Romanones

This demi-parure is made with emeralds purchased by a spanish jeweller from the Maharajkumar Ajit Sing. He was the son of the Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurtala who travelled to Madrid for the marriage of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and while he was there fell in love with Anita Delgado Briones, a famous flamenco dancer from Malaga. They married in 1908, she changed her name to Maharani Prem Kaur and they had a son. The couple travelled around Europe and India but eventually they separated. The Maharani moved to Paris with her son and died in Madrid in 1972.

It will be auctioned by Sotheby's Geneva on May 17th as one of the seven lots from the Condesa Vda. de Romanones.