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April 5, 2021

Queen Maria Vittoria of Spain's Pearl Necklace Tiara

Creation: This tiara was made by Musy circa 1867 and can be worn as a necklace.

Materials: pearls and diamonds
Queen Maria Vittoria
unknown model
Provenance: 
  1. Queen Maria Vittoria of Spain, Duchess of Aosta, née Princess of Cisterna
  2. Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Count of Turin, or Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi; inherited from their mother
  3. King Umberto II of Italy; bought from the Aosta branch of the family
  4. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy; inherited from her father
as a necklace
Princess Maria Gabriella
Other Wearers: 
  • unknown model

Questions: 
  • Were the pearls at one point interchangeable with emeralds?
  • Which of Queen Maria Vittoria's sons inherited the tiara?
original design
Links: 
Photos: Sotheby's

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