Diamond tiara circa 1826
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Eccezionale Antica Tiara in Diamanti
Christie’s Auction: CEPTIONAL ANTIQUE DIAMOND TIARA IN
composed of numerous flowers, buds, leaves and ears old cut diamonds in yellow gold, with seven marquise-cut diamonds mounted on ouches rolled back, beginning sec. XIX, within original box which also contained earrings in lot 470 natural pearls and natural pearls long necklace lot 471
From a document of the following are shown to us by the seller information we report only as a historical curiosity:
Tiara with group of flowers and natural ears with gold (topaz?) Which is divided into two pieces in order to “be able to have use of the notice and Boche performed in 1826 by jeweler Thomas Zamparo commissioned by the ND Co.ssa Dona Marina -Grimani on the occasion of the marriage of his son designed NHCO. Marco Antonio with NDCo.ssa Catherine Manin.
I think on Mondays we could all do with a quote to set the tone for our week ahead. So keep your heads high, the sun is out, flowers are blooming, and this place is more beautiful for having you in it.
Ignoring the fact that this is Victorian, I desperately want to wear this with my ball gown in Malta.
Tiara in box, silver / topaz / fabric, made by Charles Lefebure of Lefebure & Sons, Paris, France, c. 1900 (Powerhouse Museum)
Three-colour gold tiara with swags of leaves and flowers surmounted by a row of large flowers formed by clusters of turquoises surrounded by cannetille work with a small diamond in the centre. It has been converted from a frontlet ornament of c.1805 and a French import mark and French design registry mark are on the loop at each end.
First French Empire
The only information that came along with this is that it was sold in auction at Christies
Edit: Ta muchly Frips and Fobsxx
Designed as a series of eight old-cut diamond stars to the central diamond and pearl spray, mounted in silver and gold, pearls untested, circa 1860, 11.0 cm high, with French assay mark for gold, in original fitted blue leather case by Guillote, 20 Rue Thérèse, Paris
A diamond tiara, circa 1890 Set to the front with five detachable graduated six-rayed stars, each set throughout with rose-cut diamonds, accented with similarly-cut diamond spokes to a central old brilliant-cut diamond, each star detachable as brooch or pendant, brooch fittings provided, later rhodium plated, old brilliant-cut diamonds approx. 1.40ct total, height 5.2cm, damaged fitted case by Catchpole & Williams, Bond Street
AN ART DECO DIAMOND TIARA, BY CARTIER Designed as a series of graduated diamond-set scrolls, each suspending pear-shaped diamond flexible pendants, centering upon a lozenge-shaped diamond, 1920s, inner diameter 12.0 cm, in red leather fitted Cartier case Signed Cartier London (Image from Christies)
Tomorrows theme is: star light, star bright …
‘An antique diamond tiara, circa 1890 designed as three graduated starbursts of old mine-cut diamonds with a base rim of small old mine-cut diamonds; starbursts detach to be worn as brooches or hair-pins with supplied fittings; with fitted box; estimated total diamond weight: 11.80 carats; mounted in silver topped gold; diameter: 5 1/2in.’
An emerald, pearl and diamond tiara, circa 1900 Designed as a laurel wreath, pierced and millegrain-set with circular, step and mixed-cut emeralds, interspersed with pearl ‘berries’ and rose-cut diamond stems