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Made in 1870 by Garrard for Lady Poltimore, the wife of the second Baron Poltimore and Treasurer to Queen Victoria's household 1872-1874. Sold by public auction on 29th January 1959 for £5,500 as 'a highly important tiara' belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Poltimore, who was the fourth Baron Poltimore (1882-1965).
Leslie Field, The Queen's Jewels, The Personal Collection of Elizabeth II, Harry N. Abrams, 1987, p. 35
Suzy Menkes, The Royal Jewels, Grafton Books, 1984, pp. 108, 49-150.
G. Munn, Tiaras: A History of Splendour, Antique Collectors' Club, 2001, pp. 172, 177 ff.
Christopher Warwick, Princess Margaret A Life of Contrasts, London 2002, page 229