THE BESSBOROUGH DIAMOND TIARA
AN IMPRESSIVE CHAUMET ART DECO DIAMOND TIARA
THE BESSBOROUGH DIAMOND TIARA
AN IMPRESSIVE CHAUMET ART DECO DIAMOND TIARA
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THE BESSBOROUGH DIAMOND TIARA AN IMPRESSIVE CHAUMET ART DECO DIAMOND TIARA

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THE BESSBOROUGH DIAMOND TIARA
AN IMPRESSIVE CHAUMET ART DECO DIAMOND TIARA
Marquise-shaped diamond, single and old-cut diamonds, platinum (French marks), 1931, maker's mark

Size/Dimensions: inner circumference 52.5 cm
Gross weight: 136.5 grams
Provenance
Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough (1880-1956) for his wife, Roberte Countess of Bessborough [née Poupart de Neuflize] (1892 - 1979).
The marquise-shaped diamond was offered to the Earl, in 1931, as a gift by the De Beers diamond company when he left his position of director.
Thence by descent through the family.
Literature
D. Scarisbrick, R. Hurel, Chaumet Paris, Deux siècles de création, Paris-Musées, 1998, pp. 138 - 139
Imperial Splendours, The art of Jewellery since the 18th century, Chaumet and The Palace Museum, 2017, p. 89
H. Loyrette, Chaumet, Parisian Jeweler since 1780, Flammarion, Paris, 2017, pp. 174 - 175
Exhibited
Crowning Glories: Two centuries of Tiaras, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 2000
Dignity and Beauty: The Story of the Tiara, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, and Nigata Bandaijima Museum of Art, Japan, 2007
Special notice
This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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