You are looking at an absolutely magnificent and very ornate French wax wedding crown/tiara, which dates to the late 1800's.
The tiara is done mainly in light Carmel color wax buds & orange blossoms, with touches of creamy light ecru wax buds along the front edge; there are also two small sprays which are included on the side which stands up. This piece has four separate tall strands: two strands are large Carmel color buds and two strands feature small light ecru wax buds.
The wax buds & flowers are attached by hand to wire, which has been wrapped with silky yellow/gold thread. The band the wired pieces are attached to, are also made of wire, so it is adjustable, and this too, has been hand wrapped with matching silky yellow/gold thread.
There are six small green fabric leaves tucked in the front of the tiara, along with five in the "stand up" side.
There are three separate layers of wax flowers/buds, each on their own separate wired piece.
The approximate dimensions are: Front Center: 4": Stand up Side Portion: 4 ¾" tall; Circumference of band: 16 ¼" approx., but it's flexible.
The overall condition is superb, especially when you consider this is well over 100 years old. There are a few wax flowers missing, but this tiara/crown is so full, you don't miss them. You can also reposition the flowers (carefully!), since they are wired.
This antique tiara crown is truly spectacular, in both beauty and design. It is also very wearable and would certainly enhance any antique or vintage wedding dress. This would also be a fabulous addition to any antique bridal collection. No matter how you wear or display this piece, it will look amazing; you certainly won't be disappointed.
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