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June 5, 2017

Princess Maria Pia of Savoy's Ivy Wreath Tiara

Ivy Wreath Tiara Italy Savoy Princess Maria Pia
Princess Maria Pia
Ivy Wreath Tiara Italy Savoy Princess Maria Pia
Princess Maria Pia
Creation:  This tiara was made by Petochi in the 1950s from a devant de corsage that belonged to Queen Elena of Italy.

Materials:  pearls and diamonds
Ivy Wreath Tiara Italy Savoy Queen Elena
Queen Elena
Ivy Wreath Tiara Italy Savoy Princess Maria Gabriella
Princess Maria Gabriella
Provenance:
  1. Princess Maria Pia of Savoy; from her father King Umberto II of Italy

Other Wearers:
Princess Maria Beatrice

Questions:
  • Which jeweller made the original devant de corsage?
  • When was the original devant de corsage made?
  • Does Princess Maria Pia still own this tiara?

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