Princess Louise of France miniature portrait - 950 Silver - Brooch
Antique French 19th century a young Princess Louise of France, later Duchess of Berry hand-painted watercolour portrait miniature mounted in 950. silver. Made in circa 1830. Hallmarked on the silver clasp with boar's head ( a French standard for 950. silver. ) The scandalous Duchess of Berry was born as Marie Louise Élisabeth d’Orleans on 20 August 1695 at the Palace of Versailles to Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Françoise-Marie de Bourbon, who was a legitimized daughter of Louis XIV of France. She was near death several times in her young life. At the age of six, she suffered a near-fatal illness, and her father himself nursed her day and night to save her. At the age of ten, she caught smallpox, and she was presumed dead for over six hours. At the age of 15, it was decided that she should marry Charles, Duke of Berry, who was the youngest son of the Grand Dauphin. The marriage took place on 6 July 1710 at the Palace of Versailles. Dimensions - Size: 3. 7 x 3. 2 x 1. 3 cm Weight: 13. 76 grams Condition: Miniature is in original antique condition, has age-related wear and tear, good condition overall. * All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched. * Item will be safely and securely packaged and shipped within one to two working days. * Please note: customs and import charges may apply for international buyers, bidders are responsible for any customs duties fees. * Shipping price includes express delivery service (one to two working days) , full insurance, and packaging. * Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screen colourations.