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December 17, 2011

Queen Ingrid of Denmark's Floral Aigrette Tiara

Queen Margrethe
Queen Margrethe
Creation:  This tiara can be worn on a frame or split up into three parts and worn in different ways.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Maria Melchior; sold by her husband, Lauritz Melchior, after her death in 1963
  2. Queen Ingrid of Denmark; purchased by her husband, King Frederik IX of Denmark, sometime before 1967
  3. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; inherited from her mother in 2000
Maria Melchior
Queen Ingrid
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1 comment :

  1. The tiara belong to the Danish Queen Margrethe II - she inherited from her mother Queen Ingrid. Her father, King Frederik IX, purchased it from the Danish-American tenor Lauritz Melchior in 1963. The provenance of the tiara is still a bit mysterious, but it's said to date from around 1850 and was owned by King Frederik's maternal grandmother, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia.

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