Antique Diamond Bow Brooch

20. Bow Brooch of Empress Eugenie

Empress Euganie’s brooch was made approximately in 1855 by Francois Kramer. Original design was reflecting old mine while openwork sculpted bow was of an old European-cut diamond. This brooch was a gift to Empress Eugenie from her husband, Emperor Napoleon III.

 

Private sale of this brooch was arranged in collaboration between Louvre’s President, Henri Loyrette, and Christie’s auction based in NY, just in order to bring back this jewelry of historical significance to the France in 2008 (on 22nd April).

 



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