Antique Georgian tiara hair comb. Made in France, very early 19th century during the period of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Measurements: Weight is 60.4 grams. Distance across is 5inches (13cm) (measured straight across - not around the curve).Arched to fit around the head, triangular from the base towards a fanning, starburst central surmount that surrounds a concave dip in the tiara. Silver is enamelled in black to show of gems to greater effect. Scrolling openwork background richly set with foiled pink topaz. A hinged comb helps to secure the tiara as do loops at either end, which would be attached to a ribbon. The tiara is versatile and could originally be worn in a smaller fashion without the central surmount. There is a mechanism at the back with a loop that would have been used to detach this section, that could then be worn as an impressive pendant. This section appears to have been soldered in two small places, fusing the two sections. The original function of seperating the parts could quite easily be restored. I believe the enamel was restored some time ago, but previous owner denied any knowledge of this. (Mentioned for the sake of accuracy, not because it is noticeable/detracts). Made to attend a royal event, ball or other special occasion.
Very rare to find a tiara of this age and one with such stunning color is particularly fabulous. As wearable today as it was over 200 years ago. Marks and Metal: There are no marks to be found.Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. See above for further details.
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