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April 12, 2021

Princess Maria Francesca of Bourbon Parma's Diamond Tiara

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Creation: This tiara was made by Petochi in the late 1930s using diamonds that belonged to the Italian royal family.  It can be dismantled into brooches.

Materials: diamonds

Provenance: 
  1. Princess Maria Francesca of Bourbon Parma née Princess of Savoy; from her parents, King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Elena of Italy, on the occasion of her 1939 marriage to Prince Luigi of Bourbon Parma
  2. Al Thani Collection
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Princess Maria Francesca
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Princess Brigitte

Other Wearers: 
  • Princess Brigitte of Bourbon Parma née Peu-Duvallon; at her 1964 wedding to Prince Guy of Bourbon Parma

Questions: 
  • Was this tiara sold at Christie's in 2011?
  • How did the Al Thani collection acquire this tiara?

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