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AN ANTIQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND TIARA
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AN ANTIQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND TIARA

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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
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
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

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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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