Hong Kong Tatler Society - - Snapshots -

The year Queen Marie An­toinette, fear­ing cap­ture by French rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies, sur­rep­ti­tiously sent her jew­ellery to rel­a­tives in Vi­enna. The cen­turies-old col­lec­tion of di­a­monds and pearls went on auc­tion for the first time in Novem­ber as part of Sotheby’s sale, Royal Jewels from the Bour­bon Parma Fam­ily. It was de­scribed by the auc­tion house as “one of the most im­por­tant royal jew­ellery col­lec­tions ever to ap­pear on the mar­ket”.

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