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September 7, 2015

Japanese Imperial Chrysanthemum Tiara

Empress Kōjun
Empress Teimei
Creation:  This tiara was created using diamond chrysanthemum brooches that belonged to Empress Teimei.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Empress Kōjun of Japan
  2. Empress Michiko of Japan; after the 1989 accession of her husband Emperor Akihito
Empress Michiko
Empress Michiko
Questions:
  • When was this tiara created?
  • Which jeweller created this tiara?

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1 comment :

  1. This tiara was created by Mikimoto, in 1917, the first time the domestic jeweller created the Imperial tiara (a brooch was created earlier in 1915 by Mikimoto).

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