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Pearl Marie Antoinette said at auction 32 million dollars


Update: 15.11.2018 01:09

Geneva – The Pearl Pendant, which once belonged to French Queen Maria Antoinette, was sold at auction house Sotheby's in Geneva for $ 32 million (736 million kronor). According to Sotheby's, this is the record price for the pear on the auction. The Parma Bourbon gem auction earned more than 53 million Swiss francs (1.2 billion kronor).

"Pearl of Queen Marie Antoinette", as a pendant with a large pearl-shaped pearl and diamonds, was one of the most anticipated of hundreds of auction items. The estimated price of the prize, as well as other jewelry offered in this block, ranged between one and two million dollars.

But the new owner of a precious gem will pay more than just a reward. Along with all taxes, the purchase will amount to 36,165,000 dollars, she announced at her auction.

At the auction, dozens of jewels attracted the most attention, originally belonging to Mari Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XIV and the daughter of the Czech Queen Maria Theresa. Jewelry, including, for example, pearl necklaces, brooches or diamond earrings, has fostered the fate. Some of them, Marie Antoinette, sent in 1791 through Brussels to Vienna in the hope that she would soon meet with her Austrian family. Her husband and her husband were executed two years later. The only surviving daughter of Maria Theresa, who married Lucy Anthony Bourbon, won her jewelry. In the possession of the Bourbon-Parma dynasty, it remained for another 200 years.





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