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January 2, 2017

Empress Marie Louise of France's Ears of Wheat Tiara

Empress Marie Louise of France Ears of Wheat Tiara Chaumet Nitot
Creation:  This tiara was created by Chaumet using nine of the one hundred and fifty diamond ears of wheat that were made by Marie-√Čtienne Nitot for Empress Marie Louise of France in 1811.

Empress Marie Louise of France Ears of Wheat Tiara Chaumet Nitot
unknown model
Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold

Provenance:
  1. Chaumet

Other Wearers:
  • Unknown Model in Paris Match

Questions:
  • When did Chaumet make the ears of wheat into a tiara?
  • How did Chaumet acquire Empress Marie Louise's ears of wheat?
Photos:  Chaumet

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