The Palffy family is of Hungarian nobility dating back to the 14th century. One of the richest and most influential families in the region from the 17th to 19th centuries, Karl Hieronymus Graf Palffy von Erdöd was elevated to the status of an Austrian Prince in 1807. The family tiara was made circa 1870 by the hand of Köchert, Vienna and is illustrated in their design book.
THE PALFFY TIARA
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
I. v. H. Köchert, Köchert, Imperial Jewellers in Vienna, Jewellery designs 1810-1940, Spes, 1990, p. 150