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September 1, 2015

Empress Shōken of Japan's Meiji Scroll Tiara

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Empress Teimei
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Empress Masako
Creation: This tiara was created circa 1885 by Leonhard and Figel.  It can be worn with diamond stars or large diamond brilliants. The diamond stars can also be worn as brooches.

Materials: diamonds
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Empress Kojun
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Empress Michiko
Provenance: 
  1. Empress Shōken of Japan née Lady Masako Ichijō
  2. Empress Teimei of Japan née Lady Sadako Kujō; after the 1912 accession of her husband, Emperor Taishō
  3. Empress Kōjun of Japan née Princess Nagako of Kuni; after the 1926 accession of her husband, Emperor Shōwa
  4. Empress Michiko of Japan née Michiko Shōda; after the 1989 accession of her husband, Emperor Akihito
  5. Empress Masako of Japan née Masako Owada; after the 2019 accession of her husband, Emperor Naruhito
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Empress Shoken
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Empress Kojun
Questions: 
  • Do the diamond stars still exist?
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Empress Shoken

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1 comment :

  1. It is says that the tiara was created by the German jeweller Leonhard & Figel (I don't know how to spell...in katakana, "フィゲル"), Berlin, in 1885. http://seiyou.ehoh.net/seiyou/__tiara/+tiara.htm

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