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August 19, 2014

Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made circa 1830.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds set in gold and silver
Countess Marie

Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Baden
  2. Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; inherited from her mother in 1860
  3. Countess Marie of Flanders; inherited from her mother in 1900
  4. Duchess Henriette of Vendôme; inherited from her mother in 1912
  5. Princess Marie Louise, Princess Généviève, or Prince Charles d'Orléans; inherited from their mother in 1948
  6. Albion Art Institute

Questions:
  • What jeweller created this tiara?
  • Which of Duchess Henriette's children inherited this tiara? 
  • How was this tiara acquired by the Albion Art Institute?

Links:
Photos: Albion Art

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