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February 16, 2012

Queen Maria Christina of Spain's Floral Tiara

Queen Sofia
Queen Sofia
Creation:  This tiara was made by J.P. Collins in 1879 and can be converted into a necklace or brooches.

Materials:  diamonds set in gold and silver

Provenance:
  1. Queen Maria Christina of Spain; from her husband, King Alfonso XII of Spain, on the occasion of their marriage in 1879
  2. Aldao Joyeros; acquired by the jewellery firm sometime after Queen Maria Christina's death in 1929
  3. Queen Sofia of Spain; from Francisco Franco on behalf of the Spanish people on the occasion of her 1962 marriage to King Juan Carlos of Spain
Infanta Elena
Infanta Cristina
Other Wearers:
Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia
Questions:  
  • How did this tiara come to be in the possession of the Aldao Jewellery Firm?
  • Are there any pictures of Queen Maria Christina wearing this tiara?

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