update: 15.11.2018 01:09
Release: 14.11.2018, 23:45
Genève – The pearl hanger, once belonged to the French queen Maria Antoinette, was auctioned today at the Sotheby auction house in Geneva for $ 32 million (SEK 736 million). According to Sotheby's, it is a record price for a pear auctioned at auction. The auction of jewels from the Parma Bourbon property earned more than 53 million Swiss francs (1.2 billion).
"Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," as a pendant with a large pearl-shaped gem and diamonds called, was one of the most anticipated of hundreds of auctioned items. The estimated price, like the other jewelry offered in this block, ranged between one and two million dollars.
But the new owner of a precious jewel will pay more than just a price. With all fees, the purchase will total a total of 36,165,000 dollars, she announced at her auction site.
Dozens of jewels, originally belonging to Marie Antoinette, Mrs Louis XVI's wife and daughter of Czech Queen Maria Theresa, attracted the greatest attention in the auction. Jewelry, including, for example, pearl necklace, brooches or diamond earrings, has been driven by fate. Some of them, Marie Antoinette sent via Brussels to Vienna in 1791 hoping she would meet her Austrian family soon. Both her husband and her husband were executed two years later. The only surviving daughter of Maria Theresa, who married Louis Anthony Bourbon, won her jewelry. In possession of the Bourbon-Parma dynasty another 200 years remained.