ca. 1770 Erzherzogin Marie Christine The chemise peeks from her neckline at the bottom and again at the shoulders. Her dress also has a splendid lace bertha. Matching lappets fall from her jeweled straight coiffure. In keeping with the style seen in other portraits of Maria Theresia's daughters, Maria Christina wears a neck band with a diamond bow. She also wears diamond girandole earrings and a substantial floral and lace bodice ornament.
A Georgian diamond Tiara, circa 1800. Designed as a spray of myrtle, each pair of leaves pavé-set with diamonds, the flowerheads collet-set with similar stones, mounted in silver and gold, fitted leather case. This tiara belonged to the Hon. Georgiana Eliza Stuart (1821-1904), 3rd daughter of Robert Walter Stuart, 11th Lord Blantyre and 2nd wife of the distinguished 19th century diplomat, Sir Andrew Buchanan, 1st Bt.
Russia's national treasure museum masterpiece - Hairbob, the 18th century, silver, gold, sapphire, diamond, was created for Elizabeth I the Empress of Russia, the daughter of Peter The Great. After her death the hairbob belong to Catherine II The Great.
Polychrome painted wooden base-board and vaulted cover of the coffin of Cleopatra, daughter of Candace, who died at the age of eleven years. The interior is decorated with a representation of Nut, surrounded by the twelve signs of the zodiac arranged clockwise. Roman Period, Date: 100-120 (circa) From: Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, tomb 32 (Africa, Upper Egypt, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna (Thebes)) Length: 183 cm Width: 66 cm British Museum number: EA6706
Emerald and Diamond Corsage Ornament. Originally belonged to Elisabeth (1815-1885) Princess Karl of Hessen-Darmstadt, born Princess of Prussia, who left it to her grand-daughter Victoria (sister of Alexandra of Hessen, later the Empress of Russia), later to become the first Marchioness of Milford Haven. She in turn left it to her daughter, Queen Louise of Sweden. The Fürst of Thurn and Taxis bought it for his wife, Princess Gloria in 1982.