Chaumet Wing Tiara, c. 1907, Platinum, Diamonds, Enamel, H34 × W210 × D92 mm, A pair of wings are adjustable to any angle and can be taken off the frame to wear as brooches, individually or as a pair. The motif was inspired by the winged helmets worn by the flying Valkyries in the operas of Richard Wagner, which attracted large audiences. This pair matches the description of the wings entered for stock in 1907 and bought by the Duke of Westminster from Chaumet that year.
An Edwardian platinum, diamond and pearl tiara, British or French, circa 1907. The tiara with lattice, lace and foliate motifs, centring a bouton pearl measuring 1.4cm diameter, and set throughout with diamonds, the edges of the tiara frame millegrain set with diamonds, mounted in platinum. The central shell motif could be worn separately as a brooch but the fittings have been lost. #Edwardian #BelleEpoque #tiara