2015/05/31

Born in 1755. A Touch Of History

Born in 1755

A Touch Of History

Antique gold ring wedding band Amsterdam 1755
Click the picture to get to this antique Dutch ring from 1755.
 
Marie Antoinette (Austria 1755 - Paris 1793), became the wife of Louis XVI and thus Queen of France. She supported the American Revolution in 1776 and the American Revolutionary War, and helped inspire a conservative reaction in France after 1791, which saw its greatest manifestation in the War in the Vendée which led, several years after the death of the queen, to the end of the Revolution and to the return of conservative and religious ideas in France and in Europe.

She was beheaded on the guillotine on 16 October 1793. The note we show is supposed to be her last note. These heartbreaking words - the last that Marie Antoinette had written in her cell and the traces of her tears make it even more moving - were found on the first page of her prayer book:
 
4h in the morning...
My God have mercy on me!
My eyes have no more tears to cry for you my poor children;
farewell
farewell !


Marie Antoinette
 
Also "born" in 1755 is the depicted ring. It was made in Amsterdam and on its journey trough time with layover at Adin it has been exhibited together with Dutch Royal Jewelry in 1962. Just imagine the stories we would hear if our antique jewelry could speak.








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