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August 19, 2014

Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara

Tiara Mania: Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara
Creation: This tiara was made circa 1830.

Materials: pearls and diamonds set in gold and silver
Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara worn by Princess Josephine
Princess Josephine
Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara
Countess of Flanders
Provenance:
  1. Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Baden née Stéphanie de Beauharnais
  2. Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen née Princess of Badeninherited from her mother in 1860
  3. Princess Marie of Belgium, Countess of Flanders née Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringeninherited from her mother in 1900
  4. Princess Henriette of Orléans, Duchess of Vendôme née Princess of Belgiuminherited from her mother in 1912
  5. Princess Marie Louise, Princess Généviève, or Prince Charles d'Orléans; inherited from their mother in 1948
  6. Albion Art Institute
Countess of Flanders' Pearl & Diamond Tiara worn by the Duchess of Vendome
Duchess of Vendôme
Questions:
  • Which jeweler created this tiara?
  • Which of Duchess of Vendôme's children inherited this tiara?
  • How was this tiara acquired by the Albion Art Institute?
Photos: Albion Art

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