In late March, the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage said it was considering buying the crown of Queen Maria II, but it now declined to comment. The Royal Treasury Museum at the Arjuda Palace in Lisbon is scheduled to open in June.
The diamond and sapphire crown belonging to Queen Maria II was sold today at Christie’s auction in Geneva, Switzerland for 1.321 million euros.
The opening price of the auction was 200,000 Swiss francs (182,000 euros), but according to the auctioneer, the “special crown of Bragança” was finally sold for 1.45 million Swiss francs (1.321 million euros), and the auction house also joined. Bidding. After a fierce dispute between London bidders, these fees and taxes totaled 1.77 million Swiss francs (1.613 million euros).
According to the auctioneer’s description, it is a crown, dating back to the 1840s, with diamonds and sapphires on it, “the center is an outstanding Myanmar sapphire.”
When the auction was announced at the end of March, the Lusa agency contacted the Lusa agency, and the Directorate General of Cultural Heritage (DGPC) stated that “the situation is being analyzed and all necessary information is obtained. [relativamente a uma eventual aquisição]”, through Ajuda Palace Chief José Alberto Ribeiro (José Alberto Ribeiro).
Lusa contacted him before the auction today, and DGPC’s official sources declined to comment.
The State of New York is expected to build a Royal Treasury Museum in Lisbon’s Ajuda Palace, which is scheduled to open in June.
Once, at an auction, the applause bought a diamond ring from Parisian Boucheron for nearly 2.9 million euros (plus taxes and taxes). The applause said: “Since you did this, you have already It’s been a long time.” I couldn’t hear that sound at the auction. “
The diamond and sapphire crowns of Queen Maria II were auctioned for 170,000 to 350,000 Swiss francs (155,000 to 319,000 Euros).