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April 24, 2017

Queen Margherita of Italy's Savoy Knot Pearl Tiara

Pearl Tiara Queen Margherita Italy Savoy Musy
Queen Margherita
Pearl Tiara Queen Margherita Italy Savoy Musy
Queen Margherita
Creation:  This tiara was made by Musy in 1883.

Materials: pearls and diamonds
Pearl Tiara Queen Margherita Italy Savoy Musy Elena
Queen Elena

Provenance:
  1. Queen Margherita of Italy née Princess of Savoy-Genoa 
  2. Queen Elena of Italy née Princess of Montenegro; when her husband acceded to the Italian throne in 1900
  3. Queen Marie José of Italy née Princess of Belgium; when her husband acceded to the Italian throne in May1946
  4. Banca d'Italia; left behind along with other jewels with a note that said 'to those entitled' when the royal family left for exile in June 1946

Questions:
  •  When will Italy make a decision regarding the fate of the jewels in the Banca d'Italia?

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