Saturday, June 23, 2018

First Sketch of the Emerald Art Deco Tiara

Photo: Collection Chaumet, Paris
We haven't seen the Emerald Art Deco Tiara - a.k.a. the most Wonder Woman-esque of all royal tiaras - in quite a while and I must say that even though it isn't one of my favourite pieces of the Grand Ducal Collection, I kinda miss it. Who knows, maybe we will get to see it this evening? In any way, this National Day certainly brought up a new interesting perspective on the tiara, namely the 1925 scatch of the tiara above.

While I was watching RTL's coverage of the Te Deum and wondered whether I have done this a few too many times, the commentators starting talking about Art Deco, an exhibition currently being shown at the Musée national d'art et d'histoire Luxembourg (MNHA) and a tiara owned by the Grand Ducal Family featuring a very large emerald. Curious me couldn't help but googling and found a sketch of said tiara, originally a gift from Prince Felix to Grand Duchess Charlotte, by Chaumet. Unfortunately, I haven't yet been able to find out whether the Emerald Art Deco Tiara is currently on display at the museum but I will let you know if I do.

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