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May 8, 2017

Queen Margherita of Italy's Diamond Wreath Tiara

Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy
Creation:  This tiara was made by Mellerio dits Meller in 1867 and was shown at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

Materials:  diamonds set in gold and silver
Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy
Queen Margherita
Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy
Queen Margherita
Provenance:
  1. Queen Margherita of Italy née Princess of Savoy-Genoa; from her father-in-law, King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, on the occasion of her 1868 marriage to King Umberto I of Italy
  2. Queen Elena of Italy née Princess of Montenegro; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1926
  3. Queen Marie José of Italy née Princess of Belgium; inherited from her mother-in-law in 1952
  4. Albion Art Institute
Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy
Queen Margherita
Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy Marie Jose
Queen Marie José
Laurel Wreath Diamond Tiara Mellerio Queen Margherita Italy Marie Jose
Queen Marie José
Questions:
  • When was this tiara acquired by Albion Art?

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