A diamond tiara, Fabergé, St Petersburg, 1903

Set with three circular-cut diamonds, framed with stylised laurels within an arched surround of lattice work design, joined with rose diamond quatrefoils, central circular motif detachable, six small rose diamonds deficient, scratched inventory number 74078, inner length approximately 293mm.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Crown Princess of Prussia (1886-1954)
Thence by descent

Literature

G. Munn, Tiaras, A History of Splendour, Antique Collectors' Club, 2001, p. 302
For an illustration of a similar tiara attributed to Fabergé, please see J. Kirschstein, Kronprinzessin Cecilie, edition q im be.bra verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2012

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