MIDNIGHT TIARA: 31 flower buds with over 1,300 small diamond brilliants and polished moonstones set in a structure of leaves and branches engraved in rose and white gold with black oxidized silver. The colors and light and shading effects replicate a starry moonlit sky at midnight. Designed by Charlotte Lynggaard of the Ole Lynggaard firm, a jeweler to the Danish royal court, it was handmade by goldsmiths in the company’s studio. Worn only by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
Elisabeth Valois queen of Spain DATE 1568 CARCANET girdle is the jeweled band that accents the vee-waistline created by her pointed bodice, the V shaped girdle is a particularly Spanish type of ornament
Bodice jewels and the large vertical slashes shown in Mor's portrait of Isabel Valois of about 1568. Her EMRALD CROSS is prominent, but the pearl quartets, embroidery, and rich under-garment are also of interest. So are the tabbed sleeves.
ELISABETH ISABEL DE VALOIS ?. MUSEUM DATA: Francois Clouet, 1559, location: BNF France. 3rd wife of King Philip II of Spain. Portrait executed at French court, not in Spain. Oldest daughter of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Médicis. Owner BNF states it is the image of Elisabeth, but the the blue eyes lead me to wonder if this is a picture of her sister Claude de France duchesse de Lorraine instead.
Elisabeth Isabel de Valois, queen of Spain PROVENANCE Antonis Mor location Fitzwilliam Museum, ca 1560. This is a likely copy of the portrait currently in Madrid Was this done for and owned by Mary queen of Scots, her childhood friend ?