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December 22, 2011

Empress Josephine of France's Cameo Tiara


cameo tiara empress josephine france
Creation: The tiara was created by Marie-Etienne Nitot in 1809. 

Materials: pearls and seven cameos set in gold
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Queen Hortense
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Queen Josephine
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Queen Josephine
Provenance:
  1. Empress Joséphine of France née de Beauharnais; from her husband, Emperor Napoleon
  2. Prince Eugène, Duke of Leuchtenberg; inherited from his mother in 1814
  3. Queen Joséphine of Sweden & Norway née Princess of Leuchtenberg; from her father on the occasion of her 1823 marriage to King Oscar I of Sweden & Norway
  4. Princess Eugénie of Sweden; inherited from her mother in 1876
  5. Prince Eugen of Sweden, Duke of Närke; inherited from his aunt in 1889
  6. Princess Sibylla of Sweden, Duchess of Västerbotten née Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; from her husband's great-uncle on the occasion of her 1932 marriage to Prince Gustaf Adolf
  7. Queen Silvia of Sweden nee Sommerlath; inherited by her husband, King Carl XVI Gustaf, from his mother in 1972 and given to her after their 1976 marriage
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Crown Princess Margaret
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Princess Sibylla
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Queen Ingrid
Other Wearers:
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Princess Birgitta
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Queen Silvia
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Princess Desiree
Links:
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Queen Silvia
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Crown Princess Victoria

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