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MAPPIN & WEBB

Myrtle Leaf Bridal Tiara and Brooch en suite

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MAPPIN & WEBB

Myrtle Leaf Bridal Tiara and Brooch en suite

Silver

H  6.50cm (2.56 in)  |  W  20.00cm (7.87 in)

Origin British, c. 1850
Case Original Fitted Case

Wreath tiara with myrtle leaves and accompanying brooch of same style. Myrtle is sacred to Venus & is traditionally worn by brides. Original case, lid inscribed with family names and dates of three generations of brides who wore it on their wedding days (first in 1853, last in 1940).

Literature
llustrated in our forthcoming book:
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson & Sonya Newell-Smith, Tadema Gallery London Jewellery from the 1860s to 1960s, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 2021, p. 240
Exhibited: One Hundred Tiaras, an evolution of style 1800-1990, Wartski, 1997, catalogue number 87.

Collections
Acquired by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago

Price Code

Ref No   10389

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