marie antoinette pendant sells for record $44m - pearl necklace and earring set
A large, drop-
The natural pearl pendant in shape is priced at $ US32 million ($A44 million)
An auction of jewellery belonging to Queen Mary Antoinette of France
Sotheby's called it a record price for auction pearls.
Queen Mary Antoinette's Pearl Diamondand-
Pearl Pendant, one of the highlights of Sotheby's sale of Bourbon jewelryParma dynasty.
Like many of the 10 former Mary Antoinette pieces sold on Wednesday, the pendant erased the frontauction -
In its case, millions to millions of dollars.
With the addition of "buyer premium" and other expenses, Prime Minister goods are expected to increase.
Sotheby's made the auction a one-time auctionin-a-
A lifetime opportunity to collect the pass heir and jewelry held in Bourbon
Several generations of the Palma dynasty.
Some of Mary Antoinette's jewelry has not been made public on 200 --until now.
The Diamonds and pearl jewelry under the hammer are indifferent, front
The revolutionary wealth of the French royal family was overthrown by the historic uprising.
King Louis XVI's wife, Mary Antoinette, was executed during the enthusiasm of the French Revolution in 1793.
Before falling into the guillotine, she had secretly smuggled some of her most precious property abroad to her relatives, which, in the midst of a high revolutionary enthusiasm, ultimately marked the centuries in Franceold monarchy.
"Mary Antoinette pendant is irreplaceable," said Eddie lewian, CEO of the jeweler Le Vian, before the sale.
"This is more important than the gem itself: Mary Antoinette's jewelry is inextricably linked to the cause of the French Revolution.
"The Queen's jewelry also includes a collection of pearl and diamond earrings, a diamond brooch and a natural pearl and diamond necklace.
A diamond of letters
Mary Antoinette has a ring on her hair.