A gilt tiara and brooch suite, (2)
Lot 135
A rare mid 19th century gilt tiara and brooch, probably English (2)
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 2,836) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare mid 19th century gilt tiara and brooch, probably English
The tiara realistically modelled as a garland of myrtle and orange blossom, symbols of love and chastity, the brooch of similar design, inner diameter 12.5cm., brooch length 10.0cm. (2)

Footnotes

  • This tiara and brooch are fine examples of the vogue for naturalism in Victorian jewellery design and the interest in the 'language of flowers'. The popularity of orange blossom and myrtle as motifs probably stemmed from 1840 when Queen Victoria wore a wreath of orange blossom at her wedding and wedding favours for the guests included "ribands intermixed with sprigs of orange flower blossom".
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