Un concert à Versailles, by François Flameng (1856-1923)
La Castiglione. Pierre-Louis Pierson, 1863-1866.Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837–1899), better known as La Castiglione , was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. The Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court.
The French Crown Jewels - A set of diamond leaf brooches that belonged to Empress Eugénie
Virginia Oldoini, Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899), better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian courtesan who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography as a model and collaborator of photographer Pierre-Louis Pierson.
Pin made of an emerald, pearls and diamonds, commissioned by Napoleon III to the jeweler Bapst for his wife Empress Eugenie . The jewelry was sold with other crown jewels at a major sale by the French government in 1887.
Emerald pendant, engraved and moulded by Fortunato Pio Castellani in the 19th Century, which Napoleon III gave to the Countess of Castiglione.
French Napoleon III Period Gold-thread Embroidered and Jeweled Bed Crown