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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2015/05/24

Snake hunting in The Garden of Adin

Snake hunting in The Garden of Adin

Antique gold snake or serpent brooch with big diamond
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The serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Considerable overlap exists in the symbolic values that serpents represent in various cultures. Some such overlap is due to the common historical ancestry of contemporary symbols. Much of the overlap, however, is traceable to the common biological characteristics of snakes.

A lot can be said about snakes and serpents. They have been worshipped since the Dark Ages and are a powerful religious symbol with many different meanings, like death and resurrection, while they have also been associated with healing and rivergods and also denote fertility, wisdom and the ability to cure.








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2015/05/17

2015/05/10

Magical Feathers in The Garden of Adin

Magical Feathers in The Garden of Adin

Edwardian natural pearls Princess necklace
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2015/05/03

The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts cautiously brings you: New proof of theory of evolution?

The Adin Museum of Fairy Tale Artifacts
cautiously brings you:

Typical French antique jewelry naturalistic deer head on bar brooch
Click the picture to get to this naturalistic deer antique bar brooch.
 

New proof of theory of evolution?









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