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December 1, 2014

Princess Mary of the United Kingdom's Harewood Fringe Tiara

Creation: This tiara was created circa 1890 and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds
Princess Mary
Princess Mary
Provenance:
  1. Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood; from Lord & Lady Inchcape on the occasion of her 1922 marriage to Henry Lascelles, Earl of Harewood
  2. George Lascelles, Earl of Harewood; inherited from his mother in 1965
  3. Unknown Owner; bought at auction at Christie's for $19,600 in 1966 
  4. Gerald Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster

Questions:
  • Which jeweller created this tiara? 
  • How did this tiara come to be in the Duke of Westminster's possesion?
  • What is this tiara's provenance prior to Princess Mary.

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Photos:  Munn

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