You are looking at the most gorgeous French wedding tiara, which includes the matching corsage/bouttoniere. I am selling this as a set since it came this way and I didn't want to separate them.
The tiara is by far the most ornate one I've had; it's breathtaking!
The tiara is one piece, so there isn't an opening. The front has a double wired band (see last pic), but the entire piece is wired so it can be adjusted to fit your head. All the wax and non wax buds are attached to the band with wire.
There are clusters of buds, which are not wax, that are attached to green stems. Along with the clusters, there are individual strands along the front edge and in back of the front clusters, plus around the entire band. The back and the right side features three strands together, with the right side being taller than the back (the back stands 2 1/2" tall & the right side is approx. 4 1/2" tall). There are oval & round wax buds, along with wax flowers, but the majority of the tiara features the clusters of hard, non wax buds. The combination of the wax and non wax buds makes for an outstanding and ornate tiara.
The circumference of the tiara is approx. 21".
The matching corsage/bouttoniere features three clusters of hard buds, along with three individual strands. There are two wired pieces with large wax buds attached, along with a couple leaves. There is a large and small wax flower in between the bottom clusters, along with a leaf. The corsage is wired & is approx. 8 1/2" long, including the wrapped bottom stem.
Both pieces are in excellent condition, considering the age (late 1800's) and delicate nature. The only imperfections I see are: possibly some missing wax pieces along with some broken wax flowers. The tiara is so ornate and full, the imperfections are difficult to detect; the same goes for the corsage.
This is a remarkable antique French tiara/corsage set which will look gorgeous when worn or it will enhance an antique wedding collection. You won't be disappointed, that's for sure.
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