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November 10, 2011

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom's Sapphire Coronet

Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom

Creation: This tiara was designed by Prince Albert and made by Joseph Kitching in 1842 for £415.

Materials: kite and cushion cut sapphires set in gold and diamonds set in silver
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
Provenance:
  1. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
  2. Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1901
  3. Queen Mary of the United Kingdom; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1925
  4. Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood; from her parents on the occasion of her 1922 marriage to Henry Lascelles, Earl of Harewood
  5. George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood; inherited from his mother in 1965
  6. David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood; inherited from his father in 2011
  7. London Jewellery Dealer; in August 2016 the dealer attempted to sell the tiara to a foreign buyer but the United Kingdom's Culture Minister issued a temporary export ban preventing it from leaving the country with the hope that the tiara will be purchased by a British museum
  8. Victoria & Albert Museum; bought by William Bollinger and donated to the museum to be part of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom Princess Mary Harewood
Princess Mary
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom Princess Mary Harewood
Princess Mary
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom Princess Mary Harewood
Princess Mary
Other Wearers:

Questions:
  • When was the tiara sold by the Lascelles family? 
  • Which London jewellery dealer bought the tiara?
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom Lascelles Harewood
Patricia Lascelles
Sapphire Coronet Tiara Queen Victoria United Kingdom Lascelles Harewood
Andrea Lascelles
Links:
Photos: The Royal Collection/Wartski

2 comments :

  1. What a beautiful tiara! I LOVE it! Who owns it now?

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  2. I'm afraid it was sold a few years before the Earl's death.

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