Friday afternoon was an unnamed buyer a safirdiadem richer.
At an auction of Russian art sold komtesserne Camilla, Josephine and Feodora of Rosenborg it safirdiadem, who came into the Danish royal family through the then princess Alexandrine in 1898.
the Diadem, which was assessed at between one and a half and two million dollars, was sold for two million to a buyer, who bid over the phone.
the Diadem exhibited behind lock and key at Bruun Rasmussen. Photo: Mogens Flindt
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- Two million? Two million, said the auctioneer Jesper Bruun Rasmussen, who pointed towards a member of staff, who had taken against the winning bid.
You can relive the entire auction right HERE.
Martin and His Castle with the precious jewelry during the auction. Photo: Mogens Flindt
Shortly before the auction itself spoke Extra Leaf with the Bruun Rasmussen, specialist in Russian art Martin Hans Borg, who really was likely to throw two million dollars for a crown.
He explained that there had been serious interest from Denmark, but also from England, the UNITED states, Russia and France.
- the Dane is a private individual, the englishman is a jewels, while the american is a collector. The Russian is also brings together, but also have a beautiful wife, who may have the desire to wear it, he said before the auction.
He stressed that the auction house have a duty of confidentiality and, therefore, not allowed to say anything about the buyer.
Martin Hans Borg, however, had no mind to reveal that it is extremely rare to land a royal diadem of the caliber of an auction house. In fact, there has according to him been only a very few for sale the past ten to fifteen years. Among them was countess Ruth of rosenborg castle's crown sold in Sweden, while also queen Elizabeth's late sister princess margaret's tiara has been sold.
Countess Josephine, Camilla and Feodora of Rosenborg. Photo: Michael Stub/Ritzau Scanpix
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The three sisters did not want to comment on the sale before the auction itself, and it has not been possible for the Extra Leaf to get a comment from them after.
The classy crown was not the only royal subject, who was under the hammer on Friday. Here was also sold several parts from the now-deceased princess Elisabeth's Russian collection. A ladies watch that belonged to queen Alexandrine, was sold for 7000 dollars, while a so-called bell push from the well-known jeweller Fabergé was sold for the whole of 850.000 dollars.
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