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US News Marie Antoinette pearls unseen for 200 years to be auctioned

15:30  13 june  2018
15:30  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Marie Antoinette ostensibly gave her precious pearls to a British countess to keep them in custody as the French queen was enslaved. The necklace has never been offered for sale before and the pearls have been in the same family for over 200 years .

The Marie Antoinette collection of pearls had remained with the Sutherland family for over 200 years , and the pearls were incorporated into the zigzag necklace in 1849. 3) Marie Antoinette 's pearls up for auction - Monday, December 10, 2007. www.nydailynews.com.

  Marie Antoinette pearls unseen for 200 years to be auctioned A set of natural pearls that once belonged to French queen Marie Antoinette, and have not been seen in public for two centuries, are to go under the hammer in Switzerland.

The sale of Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma family is set to take place at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 12.

A diamond and natural pearl pendant that once belonged to Marie Antoinette © AP A diamond and natural pearl pendant that once belonged to Marie Antoinette

Sotheby’s said Marie Antoinette, who was guillotined during the French Revolution, was often portrayed wearing pearls, which the auction house said were as prized as diamonds in the late 18th century.

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Barbara Hutton/ Marie Antoinette Pearl Necklace comes up for auction in Geneva in May 1992. This was a world record price for a natural pearl necklace, ever realized at an auction , that was broken only five years later in November 2004.

6. Various of necklace MARIE ANTOINETTE 'S NECKLACE TO BE AUCTIONED Marie Antoinette 's pearls , fashioned into a magnificent necklace, will be put up for auction on The exquisite necklace, which has been in the same family for more than 200 years , has never been offered at auction before.

The pieces have not been seen in public for two centuries © AP The pieces have not been seen in public for two centuries

The collection includes one piece with a diamond pendant and natural pearl which is estimated to fetch up to £1.5 million on its own.

Sotheby’s international specialist Daniela Mascetti said each jewel is “absolutely imbued with history”.

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