Saturday, 1 April 2017

Jewels: New Butterfly Brooch

At the banquet durng the state visit to Denmark (March 2017), queen Mathilde first wore this diamond brooch in the shape of a butterfly.


It was purchased at auction from Drouot's (Paris) in October 2014, for 8.400 euros.



The brooch was made around 1900. It was described as follows in the catalogue:

Importante BROCHE DE CORSAGE en platine (900 millièmes) et or gris (750 millièmes) ajouré serti de diamants taille ancienne de forme coussin dont sept plus importants, et de diamants taillés en rose, à motifs de volutes, rinceaux et fleurs stylisées. Vers 1900. Dim.: 8 x 5,5 cm. Poids brut: 33,4 g

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