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19th Century French Gilt Brass Tiara with Pink Faceted Cut Glass Stones and Fleur de Lis

19th Century French Gilt Brass Tiara with Pink Faceted Cut Glass Stones and Fleur de Lis 19th Century French Gilt Brass Tiara with Pink Faceted Cut Glass Stones and Fleur de Lis
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Exquisite Madonna Tiara dating from the mid 19th century, destroyed during the French Revolution, crowns like this were remade during the period from 1850-1890 {each parish took up donations from parishioners to purchase these iconic items.} Stunning large size, it graced the head of a nearly life-sized religious statue. Santos or Madonna crowns are becoming increasingly hard to find.

This one is beautifully created of ormolu repousse, with stunning scrollwork and Fleur de Lis ornamentation. Prongset Pink cut glass jewels glitter and shine throughout this beauty. This is a fabulous addition to your collection of religious or opera crowns and tiaras. Of note: at one time the top Fleur de Lis was soldered back on, slight darkening as shown. Pink is an extremely rare and collectible color, {most antique crowns have clear, red and green or blue stones} and highly desirable.

Rarely seen ornamenting statues today in Catholic churches across France, each surviving crown is a special part of French history, especially beloved by collectors. Crown measures 4~5/8" high x 6~3/4" w. {Last photo shows some of the first French Crowns available from our trip, more to come!}

 

$885.00
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