Thursday, 12 May 2011

Honeysuckle tiara of Princess Mary, Princess Royal

The Honey Suckle Tiara 

Honey Suckle Tiara
Honeycomb Tiara of Princess Mary
The tiara was in the possession of H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953), wife of H.M. King George V (1865-1936) and was a present to her daughter, H.R.H. The Princess Royal, Countess Harewood, (1897-1965) and thence by descent.
The tiara was made for
Princess Mary
, the only daughter of
Queen Mary.

Composed of five graduated diamond-set honeysuckle panels, circa 1865 - with five brooch fittings, could be worn on a frame with diamonds as seen in the picture above.
Sadly, the tiara was eventually sold at auction for $31,817 on 16 November 1999 at Geneva.

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