Re: Full List of Wedding Presents
Posted by Boris on May 15, 2012, 3:28 am, in reply to "Full List of Wedding Presents"
Thank you so much for posting this full list of CP Margaret's wedding gifts, Boffer! |
Among other things, it's interesting to note that the ruby necklace is indeed mentioned to 'harmonize in design' with the ruby tiara - a real shame that it's most probably lost forever and that we will never be able to see the two worn together as intended.
: This is a full list of wedding presents to
: Princess Margaret of Connaught, I have
: underlined all jewels.
: The Times, 10 June 1905, p. 8
: The Marriage of Princess Margaret of
: The Duke and Duchess were at home yesterday
: at Clarence House, St. James’s when many of
: the wedding gifts to Princess Margaret of
: Connaught were on view. They were laid out
: in and quite filled one of the large
: reception rooms.
: The King presented the bride with a superb
: high jewelled coronet, in scroll design,
: connected by festoons, composed of
: brilliants and rubies for the centre of the
: scroll ornaments and the festoons. A diamond
: chain bracelet with a ruby and diamond
: cluster clasp was enclosed in the same case.
: The Duke and Duchess of Connaught have their
: daughter a coronet composed of empire
: wreaths with fleur de lys between, all in
: brilliants, accompanied by a diamond
: rivière. Their Royal Highnesses’ gifts also
: included a long sable coat lined with white
: satin, a long coat of unplucked sea otter
: fur, and a large mirror in silver frame.
: Queen Christina of Spain sent an antique
: Spanish fan, beautifully painted, the ivory
: engraved sticks set with diamonds.
: Queen Margharita of Italy’s gift was a
: small diamond watch with bow.
: The Empress Eugenie’s present was a diamond
: and pearl butterfly brooch.
: The Khedive sent a high diamond tiara,
: convertible into a necklace in a
: conventional design of marguerites.
: The Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess
: Louise (Duchess of Fife), Princess Victoria,
: and Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark,
: with the Duke of Fife, made a joint gift of
: a diamond necklace, harmonizing in design
: with the crown given by his Majesty. It is
: formed of festoons and graduated daisy
: pendants, each festoon and each pendant
: being centred by a fine ruby.
: Prince and Princess Christian gave a
: handsome fluted silver tea and coffee
: Princess Louise (Duchess of Argyll) sent a
: long chain of rubies and pearls, with here
: and there a daisy in diamonds.
: Princess Henry of Battenberg sent a large
: silver bowl.
: The Duchess of Albany gave Kipling’s and
: Barrie’s works, bound in red gold tooled
: The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburgh Stelitz
: sent a Dresden china lamp.
: The Infanta Eulalia of Spain sent a Dresden
: china inkstand with gold mount.
: The Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the
: Crown Princess of Romania, Princess Victoria
: Melita, Princess Hohenlohe, and Princess
: Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg gave a brooch formed
: of a large sapphire sent round with ribbon
: in diamonds and sapphires.
: Prince Friedrich Karl of Sweden gave a chain
: bracelet, closely studded with large
: emeralds of a beautiful colour.
: The Duc and Duchesse d’Aosta gave a finely
: wrought diamond bow brooch, with sapphire
: Prince Arthur and Princess Patricia of
: Connaught gave their sister a pearl and
: diamond ring.
: Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein’s
: gift is a pearl necklet with sapphire drops.
: Princess Louise Augusta of
: Schleswig-Holstein gave a silver watch in a
: silver and blue enamel case for the writing
: Princess Victoria Eugenie and Prince
: Alexander Leopold of Battenberg’s gift is a
: set of silver handled tea knives.
: Princess Victor of Hohenlohe sent a painted
: The Austro-Hungarian Ambassador’s gift is a
: parasol handle in enamel set with diamonds.
: Princess Margaret received the present of a
: clock from the parishioners of Bagshot
: yesterday morning. The presentation was made
: at Clarence House by the following:- The
: Rev. W. H. Caldwell, chairman; Mr J. F.
: Huggins, vice-chairman; Lady Barclay, Lady
: Elphinstone, Mrs. Caldwell, Miss Wale. Mr.
: Green, Mr. Copes, Mr. Beesley, Mr. Munro,
: and Mr. Burrows, secretary.
: Her Royal Highness received the present of
: her wedding lace and veil from the ladies of
: Ireland, who were represented by the Duchess
: of Abercorn for Ulster, the Marchioness of
: Ormonde for Munster, the Countess of
: Dunraven for Connaught, the Countess of Mayo
: for Leinster, Lady Holmparrick as one of the
: organizers of the present, and the Countess
: of Dudley as wife of the Lord Lieutenant of
: The Swedish and Norwegian Minster, Baron de
: Bildt, and a deputation of the Swedish and
: Norwegian residents in London, were also
: received at Clarence House by her Royal
: Highness Princess Margaret of Connaught. A
: gold service plate was presented by them to
: her Royal Highness and to his Royal Highness
: Prince Gustavus Adolphus.
: Among the numerous other presents were the
: The Duchess of Somerset, a gold chain
: bracelet with a Greek coin ;
: the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, a silver
: the Duke and Duchess of Portland, an
: amethyst and diamond pendent, with a
: pear-shaped amethyst drop;
: the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, a brooch
: formed of a large round turquoise of
: beautiful colour, set at the extreme edge
: with four large brilliants ;
: the Duke and Duchess of Manchester, a salts
: bottle mounted in gold, set with diamonds
: and red enamel;
: the Duchess of Westminster, gold and blue
: enamel pen, pencil, paper knife, &c, in
: Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, a pair of
: gold sugar bowls and spoons;
: the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn, an inlaid
: round table;
: Katherine, Duchess of Westminster, opal hat
: pins studded with diamonds.
: The Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, an
: antique silver-gilt travelling set, chased
: with fruit, flowers and scrolls, from the
: collection of Albert Lord Londesborough;
: the Marchioness of Salisbury, a painted fan
: with mother of pearl and gold sticks;
: the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry,
: a green umbrella with a handle of carved
: pale tortoiseshell;
: the Marquis and Marchioness of Granby,
: antique carved ivory casket;
: the Marchioness of Tweeddale, a diamond
: crown hat pin tipped with a pearl ;
: the Marchioness of Zetland, an antique
: inlaid wood flower stand with ormolu mounts,
: filled with flowers;
: the Dowager Marchioness of Headfort, an
: inlaid table.
: Earl Cadogan, painted fan, with mother of
: pearl sticks;
: the Earl and Countess of Londesborough, a
: gold watch set with a miniature ;
: the Earl and Countess of Essex, crystal
: parasol handle set with sapphires;
: the Countess of Womyss, a large round silver
: Earl and Countess Beauchamp, star sapphire
: ring set with brilliants ;
: Count de Pierrefonds, pair of large silver
: Countess Grosvenor and Mr. Wyndham M.P.,
: sapphire and diamond cross ;
: the Countess of Dudley, large silver tea
: the Countess of Minto, large gold tooled
: green leather box;
: Earl and Countess Howe, a small book table
: of green tooled leather, with gilt
: Winifred Countess Arren, an antique sacred
: the Earl and Countess of Dunraven and Lady
: Ailean Wyndham Quin, Carlyle’s complete
: Viscount and Viscountess Falmouth, silver
: The Bishop of Ripon, silver clock.
: Lord and Lady Iveagh, a necklace of pink
: and yellow topaz alternately, each stone
: framed in diamonds ;
: Lord Stavordale and Lady Helen Stavordale,
: large white ostrich feather fan;
: Lady Pirbright, a superb silver tea and
: coffee service, with kettle and hot-milk
: Emily Lady Ampthill, tortoiseshell blotting
: book, mounted in gold;
: Lord and Lady Burton, a handsome fan;
: Lord and Lady Windsor, book bound in white
: and worked with jewels;
: Lord and Lady Farquhar, a silver kettle;
: Lord and Lady Bunssey, set of green enamel
: buttons with silver rim;
: Lady Mount Stephen, diamond brooch in three
: rows with sapphire centre;
: Lord Glenesk, brooch set with enamel an
: having a large diamond in the centre ;
: Lady Reay, Emerson’s works;
: Lord and Lady Wolverton, silver salver;
: Lady Garvagh, antique silver fruit basket;
: Lord and Lady Herbert, “Imperatrice Marie
: Louise” by Fred Masson.
: The Freemasons of England, a magnificent
: diamond pendant with large sappgires in the
: centre forming a cross.
: The officers of the Grenadier Guards, a
: diamond grenade;
: the Officers of the Rifle Brigade, a
: magnificent pendant, the badge of the
: brigade in diamonds, with the names of the
: battled on blue enamel ribbon, and the crown
: set with small sapphires ;
: the officers of the Inniskilling Dragoons, a
: large gold cup;
: the Offices of “Y” Battery, R.H.A., black
: and white Brussels lace fan embroidered in
: the past and present officers of the Army
: Service Corps, a pair of silver four-light
: candelabra and six large fluted silver shell
: dessert dishes;
: the military members of the Army Council,
: silver pen and pencil and tray.
: Sir E. Vincent, M.P, and Lady Helen Vincent,
: a handsome green sunshade;
: Lady Cowell, white Brussels lace fan with
: gold and mother of pearl sticks;
: Sir Arthur Hayter, M.P., and Lady Hayter,
: “Marie Antoinette the Dauphine”;
: Sir John and Lady Lister Kyne, lace and
: ivory fan;
: Mr Alfred Rothschild, diamond bracelet with
: large daisy centred with a fine pearl;
: Mr and Mrs Lionel Rothschild, a diamond bow
: with ends and a sapphire in the centre;
: Sir Ernest Cassel, a diamond and red enamel
: ribbow bow, with long ends of diamonds
: terminating with large pendent, centred with
: large pear shaped diamonds, framed in red
: enamel and again in small diamonds ;
: Lady Sassoon, a handsome painted fan;
: the Hon. Sylvia Edwards, Ruskin’s “Stones of
: Mrs. Adsir, a watercolour drawing of
: Chevalier Albanesi, Chopin’s works, in four
: volumes, bound in while calf and gold;
: Mr. P. Ralli, a long diamond and pearl
: Sir Reginald and Lady Cathcard, large boule
: the Hon. Alec Yorke, green enamel and
: diamond pendant on gold chain;
: Signor and Mme. Tosti, a gold bracelet set
: with alternate sapphires and diamonds;
: Major and Lady Sarah Wilson, pale blue
: parasol with rich carved ivory handle;
: Colonel and the Hon. Mrs. Egerton, a round
: inlaid table, the top forming a tray with
: Copeland tea set, cluster pink roses with
: blue and gold rim;
: the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Lady
: Crandon, a silver bowl with Cairngoun
: thistle handles;
: the Royal Academy of Music, pair of silver
: sauce tureens;
: the Duke and Duchess of Connaught’s
: servants, large silver cup.
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