Jewels of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark on Auction

Next month, Countess CamillaCountess Josephine, and Countess Feodora of Rosenborg, are auctioning Jewels from the collection of their late aunt, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, at Bruun Rasmussen on December 1st, which includes Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiara! In 2019, the Countesses sold Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara at Auction.

Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiara

Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiara was made for the unmarried daughter of King Frederick VIII of Denmark and Princess Louise of Sweden and Norway, who left it to her niece, Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde, though it was most notably worn by the late Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, who left it to her own nieces. Learn More

Composed of five cabochon sapphire and diamond scrolling elements, which can be swapped for five cabochon turquoises, the Tiara was made in the latter half of the 19th century, likely by E. Wolff & Co., London. In the 1920s, a brown velvet ribbon, set with several single-cut Rhinestones, was sewn on the base. The Tiara is housed in an original fitted leather case from A. Michelsen in Copenhagen, purveyor to the Royal Danish Court. 

The auction estimate for the Tiara is 600,000–800,000 DKK

Queen Alexandrine’s Emerald Bracelet

The auction also includes Queen Alexandrine’s Emerald Bracelet, composed of five sugarloaf cabochon emeralds and four cushion-shaped old mine-cut diamonds set in an Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, likely from France in the 1920s. Supposedly retailed by A. Michelsen in Copenhagen, purveyor to the Danish Royal Court, the Bracelet is ccompanied by original fitted brown leather case marked Michelsen, Joaillier de la Cour, Copenhague

The bracelet originated from Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, who notably wore it for King Gustav V’s 90th Birthday in 1948, and left it to her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde, who in turn, left it to her daughter, Princess Elisabeth, who wore the piece periodically with Queen Alexandrine’s Fringe Tiara and Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiara.

The auction estimate for the bracelet is 300,000–400,000 DKK

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