A diamond tiara, circa 1880-90
Lot 338
A diamond tiara, circa 1880-90
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 33,416) inc. premium

Jewellery

11 Oct 2017, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

Lot Details
A diamond tiara, circa 1880-90
The trio of graduated starbursts atop a row of undulating scrolls and arcs, set throughout with old brilliant, single, rose-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, diamonds approx. 12.10cts total, starbursts detachable, brooch fittings deficient, later rhodium plating, length of largest starburst 5.6cm, frame diameter 14.6cm

Footnotes

  • According to the vendor the tiara has been worn at various important balls and functions, most notably for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey by The Lady Balfour of Burleigh, wife of The Lord Balfour of Burleigh, 11th Baron Balfour of Burleigh. It was also quite possibly worn at the coronation of King George VI.
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