January 16, 2017

Empress Eugenie of France's Fringe Tiara

Empress Eugenie France Fringe Tiara Bapst
Creation:  This tiara was created by Bapst in 1864.

Materials:  diamonds

  1. Empress Eugénie of France; as consort of Napoleon III beginning in 1853 until her exile in 1870
  2. French State Treasury; the tiara was kept at Brest, France from 1870 to 1872 along with the rest of the crown jewels and then moved to a vault at the Ministry of Finance, it was displayed at the 1878 Exposition Universelle and at the Musée du Louvre in 1884
  3. Unknown Owner; the tiara was sold at auction with the rest of the crown jewels in May 1887 by the French Third Republic

  • Does this tiara still exist intact?

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