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~AN EXQUISITE CORAL, DIAMOND AND PEARL TIARA, BY CARTIER
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more THE METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD COLLECTION
~AN EXQUISITE CORAL, DIAMOND AND PEARL TIARA, BY CARTIER

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~AN EXQUISITE CORAL, DIAMOND AND PEARL TIARA, BY CARTIER
Designed as two rows of graduating coral tablets, each tablet centering upon a diamond-set detail of star motif, set along the top with a series of graduating pearls and collet-set diamonds, flanked on each side by single and old-cut diamond festoons, with French assay marks for platinum and 18k gold, comb fitting deficient
Signed Cartier, Paris, no. 0330, with maker's mark
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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This tiara was a gift from Mrs. Kathleen O’Donnell Hoover to the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Mrs. Hoover, a talented author and musician, joined the Guild in 1937 and became the Chairman of the Acquisitions and Memorabilia Committee. A key member of the organization, Mrs. Hoover was greatly involved with the Guild’s acquisitions and she herself was a generous contributor to the collection. She purchased the present tiara during the 1950s and in great charity, donated it to the Guild for all to enjoy.

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