Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fife Tiara

Creation:  The Fife Tiara was probably designed by Oscar Massin because it is almost exactly like his tiara for the Exposition Universelle of 1878 in Paris.  The only difference being the shape of some of the diamonds.

Materials:  diamonds mounted in gold and set in silver, the pear-shaped diamonds in the middle move freely
Princess Louise

Provenance:
  1. Princess Louise, The Princess Royal; from Alexander Duff, 6th Earl of Fife, 1st Duke of Fife on the occasion of their 1889 marriage
  2. Princess Alexandra of Connaught, Duchess of Fife; inherited from her mother in 1931
  3. James Carnegie, Duke of Fife; inherited from his aunt in 1959

Other Wearers: 
Princess Alexandra
Caroline, Countess of Southesk

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Photos:  The Royal Collection/Munn

1 comment:

  1. The Fife Tiara hasn't been seen in some time and it's suspected that it's been sold.........horror upon horrors if that's true

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