Saturday, 11 August 2018

Sotheby’s: “Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family”

On Nov 12, Sotheby’s will hold its “Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family” auction. The royal jewelry includes pieces from several centuries of European dynasties. Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and their children were imprisoned and the two were subsequently beheaded in 1793. Their son died in prison and daughter was released after several years and fled to Austria, where she received her mother’s gems.

From then on, they were passed on through generations of royal bloodlines.
In addition to Marie Antoinette’s jewels, there are a host of gems previously owned by King Charles X of France. The Bourbon-Parma family is a bloodline of rulers that ranges from the Bourbons to the Habsburgs and includes Kings of France, Spain, and Austria.