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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Art Nouveau Tiara
    gold, enamel, pearl
    Aberdeen, early 20th century
    Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection

    This is a very rare Scottish green enamel and pearl-set tiara made by A and J Smith of Aberdeen. It is of Art Nouveau form with a curved scroll design and is made from finely wrought gold. The shaped centre front is inset with green enamel and surmounted by three graduated blister pearls. The tiara is displayed within its original tooled leather case which is stamped ‘A & J Smith Aberdeen’.

    The tiara comb straddles two eras: the outgoing Edwardian period - in its purpose to be worn for a formal evening reception and the new modernism - in the delicacy and simplicity of design and the use of enamel, rather than precious stones. The tiara has a hinged comb designed to slide into the wearer’s hair to enable the ‘crown’ to sit almost upright.

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    1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wonderful yet simple tiara!
    3. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 6 years ago
      my my my. what a magnificent piece.......
    4. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Just wonderful. Beauty with simplicity with craft.
    5. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
      Lucky you what a top job to have !
      To be able to handle such lovely objects.
    6. Moonhill Moonhill, 6 years ago
      Beautiful Scottish piece...if it only could talk, what stories it could tell.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    8. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 6 years ago
      Lovely, lovely piece, a simple design, yet so elegant!

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