Thursday, 12 May 2011

Princess Mary, Princess Royal Diamond Fringe tiara

Princess Mary, Princess Royal Diamond Fringe Tiara
Diamond fringe tiara, composed of fifty-one graduated diamond spikes each intersected by a smaller graduated diamond collet spike, mounted on a graduated cushion-cut diamond collet single-line base. She received this fringe tiara as a wedding gift from Lord and Lady Inchcape. The tiara is detachable from its frame for use as a necklace.
This jewel was sold, along with
much of the princess's collection,
after her death.
It sold for $19 600 at the 1966 Christie's auction.
Later it was in the possession of the Dukes of Westminster.
English, c. 1890
Princess Mary, Princess Royal

The Lascelles

family still retain, however,
the Sapphire and Diamond
that had belonged to
Queen Victoria.

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