Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Empress Josephine's Cameo Tiara

The color of this historical bridal tiara is very special; it's white: it consists of pearls, heightened with 7 cameo's who depict mythological figures. In the centre there's the crowning of love (mother and child), to where portrait-cameos of a man and a woman aim their sight. On the backside portrait-cameo's are interchanged with a godess who has a putti on her lap (caretaker) and a man with a staff (guard). It was originally owned by Empress Josephine of France and passed into the Swedish royal family via her granddaughter Queen Josephine, born princess of Leuchtenberg.

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