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March 15, 2014

Queen Alexandrine of Denmark's Sapphire Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Bolin in 1897-1898. It could be worn as both a necklace and a tiara but Princess Caroline-Mathilde had it permanently changed into a tiara.

Materials: sapphires and diamonds set in gold and silver
Princess Caroline-Mathilde
Princess Caroline-Mathilde
Provenance:
  1. Queen Alexandrine of Denmark; from Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia on the occasion of her 1898 marriage to King Christian X of Denmark
  2. Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark; from her mother-in-law on the occasion of her 1933 marriage to Prince Knud
  3. Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1995 
  4. Countesses Josephine, Camilla, & Feodora of Rosenborg; inherited from their mother in 2014
  5. Unknown Owner; sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen in November 2018 for 304,680 USD
Countess Anne Dorte
Countess Anne Dorte
Countess Anne Dorte
Questions: 
  • Are there pictures of this tiara being worn by Queen Alexandrine?
  • Who currently owns this tiara?

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