Vanderbilt Rose to be Sold at Borsheims
The Vanderbilt Rose will be offered by Siegelson for sale at the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Event.
Formerly in the collection of Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, the corsage ornament was purchased by Le Musée Louvre in 2008 for $11 million.
This historic jewel with royal provenance consists of 250 carats worth of diamonds.
Created in 1855, the Vanderbilt Rose’s original owner was the niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte. Known as a bright individual, Mathilde owned one of the most distinguished literary and artistic salons in Paris during the Second Empire. After her death in 1904, the Vanderbilt Rose was auctioned off and sold by Cartier to Cornelius Vanderbilt III. As the “Queen of New York Society,” the jewel became her signature adornment.
Estimate for the Vanderbilt Rose is available upon request.