A stunningly beautiful 19th century tiara ornamental hair comb mounted with silver and garnets, dates mid-1800s and is clean and ready to wear. A deep 3/4" rise, it forms along with the curve of the head, and will work for chignon, French twist or crown. Various sizes of cut garnets are set in silver (a couple of tiny ones gone missing through time), and full measurements noted on the photos. So pretty! From my longtime collections, now being disbursed.
Very good condition for age and type, back when I bought this one I didn't even notice the one side is missing it's large tine, but I've put 'x' so you won't miss it in your evaluation. The rise and curve and all other superbly preserved tines remain in their gorgeous cognac to chocolate mottled coloration tortoise shell, tips perfect and no but bites anywhere. Likewise, no warping. The tiara in silver with loads of cut garnets, almost a Fleur de lys motif with swags, have a couple of tiniest garnets gone missing, making the 2nd imperfection.
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.