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Bessborough Tiara

Last seen on Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, the BESSBOROUGH is a royal replica tiara, popular with the Queen Mother. It celebrates the lotus flower motif with delicate Austrian crystals and simulated pearls.

$149.00

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Bessborough Tiara

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Description

Austrian crystals are lavishly embedded in this silver-plated Art Deco tiara, the original of which was recently worn to an event by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The BESSBOROUGH can be worn on the forehead, flapper-style, as well as in the classic tiara style.

MEASUREMENTS
High Point: 6cm, Length: 32cm, Embellished length: 27cm, Diameter: 14cm. Weight: 92 grams
High Point: 2.30 inches, Length: 12.5”, Embellished length: 10.5”, Diameter: 5.5”. Weight: 3.3 oz.

NAMESAKE
There are several places in Canada named after His Excellency, the 9th Earl of Bessborough and 14th Governor General of Canada. The most prominent among them are The Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, and Bessborough School in Toronto.

PROVENANCE
The Papyrus Tiara, also called the Lotus Tiara, is an Egyptian-inspired British tiara originally belonging in necklace form to the Queen Mother, who had it made into a tiara which she wore on her forehead in the 1920s. The tiara has been worn most recently by Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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