GIFTING LIKE MARIA THERESA

The inspiration for our jewel flower bouquets came from the famous "Edelsteinstrauß" exhibited in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien.

 

Empress Maria Theresia (1717 – 1780) gave this baroque jewel flower bouquet as a gift to her husband Franz Stephan, Duke of Lorraine 1764.  A magnificent arrangement of glistening flowers and insects all made out of gems, pearls, gold and silver.

 

Our inspiration was: How would you do that today?


 
Picture Edelsteinstrauß: with kind permission from the Naturhistorischen Museum Wien
Picture Kaiserin Maria Theresia: with kind permission from the "Brukenthal Museum Sibiu Rumania"