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November 26, 2014

Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom's Poltimore Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Garrard circa 1870 and can be converted into a necklace and eleven brooches.

Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold
Lady Poltimore


Provenance:
  1. Florence Bampfylde, Lady Poltimore
  2. Coplestone Bampfylde, Baron Poltimore; inherited from his mother in 1909
  3. George Bampfylde, Baron Poltimore; inherited from his father in 1918
  4. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon; bought at auction for £5,500 in 1959
  5. David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley; inherited from his mother in 2002
  6. Unknown Owner; bought at auction at Christie's for £926,400 in 2006
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
Questions:
  • Did Coplestone Bampfylde's wife, Margaret, or George Bampfylde's wife, Cynthia, ever wear this tiara?
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
Links:
Photos:  Christie's

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