A variety of Jewels from the Genoese Branch of the House of Savoy (which formerly reigned in Italy) are on Auction at the Dorotheum’s Jewellery Sale on May 17th at the Palais Dorotheum in Vienna.
Estimate: EUR 16,000 to 24,000 | EUR 20,000 to 30,000 | EUR 24,000 to 40,000 | EUR 4,000 to 5,500
From the Genoese Branch of the House of Savoy
The Diamond Tiara, featuring Clovers and Savoy Knots, comes from the latter half of the 19th century or early 20th century. The Pearl Trembleuse Brooch probably belonged to Princess Elisabeth of Saxony. The Emerald Pendant is also decorated in a Savoy Knot motif, while the floral bracelet features beautiful carved amethysts. The entire collection of jewels belongs to the descendants of Princess Maria Bona Margherita of Savoy and Prince Konrad Luitpold Franz of Bavaria.
Estimate: EUR 4,000 to 7,000
This glittering jewel features the crowned cypher of Queen Elena of Italy, by Cravanzola, Rome from 1900. These badges were worn by ladies-in-waiting, by male courtiers, and could also be given as presents to family members.