This 1st set of two World collectors sets contains the following items:
THE ROYAL CROWN OF BAVARIA: This delightful crown made in the 'Empire' style is set with rubies, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and pearls.
THE CROWN OF THE QUEENS OF BAVARIA: Ordered by Maximillian I in 1806 for his Queen - Caroline Frederika of Baden.
THE BAVARIAN SCEPTRE: is made of Gold, set with brilliants, emeralds, sapphires and pearls.
THE BAVARIAN ORB: Made of Gold, covered in a network of laurel leaves set with brilliants, emeralds, sapphires and rubies.
THE BAVARIAN STATE SWORD: Made of Gold, decorated with gem set chased ornaments.
THE CROWN OF BADEN: The Grand Duke. Charles, received a set of crown jewels from Napoleon including this crown.
THE CROWN OF WURTEMBERG: Although no Coronation ceremony was introduced, this Rocco crown was made in 1822 by the Court Jeweller August Heinrich Kuhn.
THE CROWN OF HANNOVER: On the occasion of the marriage of Crown Prince George to Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg in 1843, the King ordered a set of crown jewels to be made, including this crown.
THE CROWN OF PRUSSIA: Made for King Frederick 1st of Prussia in 1701. The Crown was also used for the Coronation of Frederick William I and his son, Frederick II.
THE HOHENZOLLERN CROWN: Made for Kaiser William II as Emperor of Germany in 1888. In 1918 Emperor William II abdicated, and was permitted to retain the family jewels including this crown.
THE CROWN OF POLAND: Made in the late 17th century for the coronation of August II in Cracow, after which the regalia was lost until 1929. It is now on display in Dresden.
THE GERMAN STATE CROWN In 1871 a model for a new crown was created to reflect the new German Empire. The model was based upon the old Holy Roman Empire's Crown and was kept in the Hohenzollern museum at Schloss Monbijou in Berlin, until it disappeared during World War II. It has never re-surfaced. No final Crown was ever made. However, the design was used as a heraldic device for the German Kings from 1871 until Kaiser Wilhelm's abdication in 1918.