Early Georgian era French Napoleonic seed pearl tiara, 12k gold -
Seed pearls range 1-2mm (some missing), white to creamy white, a little reflective coloration in our photos. Beautifully matched! Various metals used, the patterned one is 12k gold (tested). Long arched comb, complete, attached by gold wires.
Wearable, complete as you see it. Remarkably rare beauty! It arches a full 8" in length, measures 6.25" directly across end to end, and is 3" deepest.
RARE as can be, a fine Napoleon era (c.1800-1820) seed pearl tiara - French origin. I've had this fine one for 10 years or more. I have intended to take the time to string and wrap replacement seed pearls, and one can buy matching seed pearls to do so, but it's been all this time and I still have not done the restoration. Now I think my eyes aren't good enough to string seed pearls anymore. From my own collection but, alas, it's time to downsize and so my own stashes of antique jewelry will be hitting market in week and months ahead. Be sure to mark our shop and return to see them all. Museum pieces! One can only find these in museums or finest collector's stashes these days. I haven't seen a set this complete and elegant, wearable, for many years. Do not miss this one!
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Fine Antique Napoleon Era French Tiara, 12k Gold and Seed Pearls, Hair Comb, c.1810
$897 $1,195 SALE