Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Poltimore Tiara of Princess Margaret

The Poltimore Tiara

This grand tiara was famous mostly for its more recent owner, the queen's sister - HRH Princess Margaret who died in 2002.
The Poltimore tiara Princess Margaret wore on her wedding day was purchased prior to her wedding, and was seen wearing the tiara in the form of the necklace prior to her wedding and continued to wear the piece in its various forms on many state occasions after her wedding day.

Lady Poltimore
Florence Sara Wilhelmine, Lady Poltimore

The Poltimore Tiara was originally created by Garrards in 1870 for Lady Poltimore, the wife of the 2nd Baron Poltimore.

The children of the late Princess, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, sold this and other items at an auction at Christie's in 2006 to pay the inheritance tax due on her estate.

The tiara fetched $1.7 million, far more than its $360,000 pre-sale estimate.
As a necklace..

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