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February 24, 2014

Queen Maud of Norway's Vifte Tiara

Queen Sonja
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Creation:  This tiara can be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold
Queen Maud

Provenance:
  1. Queen Maud of Norway; from her grandmother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, on the occasion of her 18th birthday in 1887
  2. Crown Princess Märtha of Norway; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1938 but Queen Maud died while in the United Kingdom and the tiara was put into storage in Windsor Castle and was not retrieved until 1953
  3. Queen Sonja of Norway; inherited by her husband, King Harald, from his mother in 1954 and given to her after their 1968 marriage

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Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara?

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