• Sale 7454

    Important Jewellery

    13 June 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    AN ANTIQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND TIARA

    Price Realised  

    AN ANTIQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND TIARA
    Designed as a series of pearl and old-cut diamond arches to the fan- shaped spacers and two-row pearl and engraved gold band (pearls untested), circa 1830, lengthened to wear as a bandeau with gilt metal and imitation pearl back section, 21.5 cm. wide


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    The tiara was converted to a bandeau in 1924 for Princess Maria José to wear at her first Court ball.

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    Provenance

    Stéphanie de Beauharnais, niece of Empress Josephine and adopted daughter of Napoleon I, married on 25 July 1806 Karl Ludwig, who became Grand Duke of Baden in 1811