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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2007, 03:05:58 AM »
The Empress Elisabeth's jewelry case is on sale:

http://www.rauantiques.com/28-8316.html

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2007, 04:14:43 AM »
I wonder who inheired it and who is selling it now ?  ???

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2007, 05:20:03 PM »
Some scans from the local newspapers...




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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2009, 03:21:32 PM »
I believe the original is published in 1901, the author being a lady in waiting to the Empress, because of her noble birth it was unseemly to put her name on the cover as male authors do. I have a copy which says that it's from the author who wrote "Franz Joseph - Keystone of Empire", that book was published in1897. The author did not claim to be a reincarnation, the 1981 claim might have been made by a different person who reprinted the original.
the following is an excerpt from THE MARTYRDOM OF AN EMPRESS, and refers to a state ball given at the Hofburg on the occasion of the visit of the new tsar & tsarina (Nicky & Alix) to Vienna:

      "all eyes were immediately turned upon the lovely austrian sovereign....her toilette was a vision of severe elegance, chic, and perfection of taste.
       the endless fan-shaped train and bodice were of softest, most shimmering black-velvet, veiled with black-silk gauze, embroidered with pearl-hearted black violets.     on her proud head sparkled a diadem of black pearls & black diamonds, whence fell to the very hem of the court mantle a transparent veil of black gauze powdered with jet.      around the shapely marmorean neck hung row after row of softly gleaming black pearls interspersed with brilliants, and she carried in her hand a sheath of russian and neopolitan violets, tied with jet-embroidered black streamers, to which was fastened an enormous black marabout fan adorned with a crown of diamonds.    on her left shoulder was attached the stern-kreuz decoration, also in diamonds."



     paints a wonderfully vivid picture, doesn't it?

btw, THE MARTYRDOM  OF AN EMPRESS is a very odd book, to say the least.    no author is listed.....anywhere.     at all.

however, there is an introduction --- and one may infer from that (well, sort of), that a lady by the name of Elizabeth Clare Prophet (born: elizabeth clare wulf) was the author.     but nowhere on any of the pages does she say so.    what she does say, however, is that she's the reincarnation of the empress Elisabeth of Austria!

regardless, if you can get past that[/i], it's not a bad book.   written in (or about) 1981, it contains more descriptive passages than most of the biographies out there.
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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2009, 04:41:17 PM »
Yes, I asked the same before, I know that this dress (of the coronation) still exists
and is very well conserved, but about the gloves, fan and jewelry, I don't know if they still exist
or are lost

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2009, 04:43:57 PM »
Do you know who designed that jewels? The ones that she wore on her coronation, and
what materials were used to make them? Is it silver?

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2010, 03:26:30 PM »
This one belonged to Marie Valerie:










I second tiara is property of the Bulgarian royal family. How did it come from Austrian Imperial Family to Bulgarian Royal Family?



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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2010, 10:07:36 AM »
Yes...I saw that tiara in the portrait of Marie Louise, wife of Foxy and mother of Boris.

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2010, 02:38:35 PM »
The jewels that Empress Sissi wore at her coronation as Queen of Hungary

The next are well known, the ones she wore on her portrait of her Silver Wedding Anniversary (I wonder if they are the original ones)

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2010, 05:33:38 PM »
Lovely ! Are they still on show in Godollo ?

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2010, 06:18:43 PM »
Lovely ! Are they still on show in Godollo ?

Perhaps people who are severely challenged with regard to Central European orthography should stick to the established German form of the name of that town and palace: Getterle!
It's not following in the Magyarophile Sisi's footsteps, but nevertheless a smaller monstrosity than "Godollo", which isn't the same as Gödöllő! The diacritics are not there for nothing, but because it's pronounced [ˈɡødølːøː], not /ɡodoloː/.

The Germanified form Gödöllö, with only dotted o's and not an o with double acute accents, could also be an alternative, I guess, as ö and ő represent the same vowel in Hungarian, ö is just the short form of the vowel while ő is the long form. Perhaps one could thus even write Gödöllöö!?

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2010, 10:38:42 AM »
Was the exhibition still there ?

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2010, 09:36:33 AM »
Elisabeth`s jewelry box


Courtesy of Grand Duchess Ally

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2010, 11:58:00 AM »
Was it sold ?

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Re: Jewels of the Habsburgs
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2010, 12:07:12 PM »
I have no idea

Here a link with a video about the case

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78S81a9bVBI

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"...Пусть он землю бережет родную, А любовь Катюша сбережет....". Grand Duchess Ekaterina Fyodorovna to Grand Duke Georgiy Alexandrovich. 1914

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