For summer parties

Nice antique coral necklace from Italy in two rows, around 1900

In August of each year, the Baroness von Üchtlitz celebrated her birthday at Schlochtin with a summer party. Next to the castle, on the large meadow, stood a grove of linden trees, "there the tea was to be taken. The meadow and the copse were full of people, full of colorful dresses, colorful ribbons, colorful hats, and in the green of the copse, in the gold of the afternoon sun, all the colors took on a gemlike luster." The two young princesses of Neustatt-Birkenstein drove up in the Landau. They wore blue summer dresses, coral cords around their necks. In his last great novel, the "Princesses" from 1917, Eduard von Keyserling once again resurrected all the splendor and splendor of the nobility in the old empire - but with every ray of sunlight the end of the familiar order already shines through. It is quite natural here, at the Baroness's summer feast, to wear coral necklaces. For these jewels of the sea were a distinct summer adornment at the turn of the century. The necklace in two rows presented here is just such a piece of jewellery as the princesses of Neustatt-Birkenstein could have worn. It was made in Italy around 1900 and presents its strong red, high-quality corals arranged in rows according to size. A simple, original clasp made of gold on tombac holds the necklace securely. Cf. Eduard von Keyserling: Fürstinnen. Novel. Afterword by Jens Malte Fischer, Zurich: Manesse 2017, pp. 62-63.

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