Re: Diamond Flower and Blossom tiara Princess Anna of Saxony | later owned by Merriweather Post
Posted by LauraM on June 12, 2017, 8:14 pm, in reply to "Re: Diamond Flower and Blossom tiara Princess Anna of Saxony | later owned by Merriweather Post"
Hi Malluu |
The description of the tiara is indeed that of the Methuen tiara bought by Mrs Post and donated to the Smithsonian. The picture is of Mrs Post wearing the Methuen tiara.
Thank you for pointing out the miscommunication.
: I love Marjorie Merriweather Post!
: The entry for the tiara at the Smithsonian
: says that is belonged to the Rt. Hon. Lord
: Methuen R.A. but it doesn't say anything
: about Princess Anna.
: Smithsonian - Post Diamond Tiara
: "Gift of Mrs. Marjorie M. Post in 1970.
: The Post Diamond Tiara was made in the
: mid-19th century (c1840). The flower petals
: and leaves are pavé set with 1,198 old mine
: and rose cut diamonds. The tiara is made of
: silver and gold as commonly seen in early
: Victorian jewelry. It is fashioned “en
: tremblant” - the flowers are mounted on
: trembler springs so that every movement
: would enhance the brilliance and sparkle of
: the diamonds. During this time, tiaras were
: of less classical design and the focus was
: on naturalistic motifs, as seen here with
: the bejeweled branches of leaves and
: flowers. In the mid-1800s, the wild rose and
: daisy were very popular. This tiara,
: believed to have been made in France, is a
: beautiful example of a garland of wild
: roses. A tiara is a form of crown that sits
: at the front of the head, usually a
: semi-circular band of metal set with gems,
: oftentimes diamonds, worn by women for
: formal occasions. The Post Diamond Tiara,
: once the property of a British noble, Rt.
: Hon. Lord Methuen R.A., was purchased at
: auction for the Smithsonian by Marjorie
: Merriweather Post in 1970. It was
: accompanied by a pair of matching floral
: spray brooches."
: I think she's wearing the tiara at the Red
: Cross Balls in 1969 and 1971.
: Do you think this is the same tiara?