- Museum number
Three-colour gold tiara with swags of leaves and flowers surmounted by a row of large flowers formed by clusters of turquoises surrounded by cannetille work with a small diamond in the centre. It has been converted from a frontlet ornament of c.1805 and a French import mark and French design registry mark are on the loop at each end.
- Production date
Width: 17.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no. . 608:
The frontlet French, c. 1805; altered by the addition or substitution of the gold turquoise set flowers, possibly in Italy, c. 1830.
The frontlet ornament or lower part of the tiara is in the style of Simon Petiteau, Parisian jeweller of the early nineteenth century (see Vever 1908-12, 1, p.229). (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- S J Phillips, 139 New Bond Street, London W1. Original invoice for £485 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 17.10.1972, described as 'Three-coloured gold, turquoise and diamond head ornament'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.24 (masterlist number)