A delicate Lattice work tiara, Gold Diamond white sapphire ca 1902, which is set with white sapphires, apparently manufactured by Kreuter, Hanau, it was probably the gift from her father – Exhibit. Wartski 1997.
Thank you to Stefan Stern for the sketch of Kreuter and Philipp Tuerk.
Miss Marguerite Hdye Leiter, popularly known as „Daisy,“ the youngest and only unmarried daughter of Levi Z. Leiter, was married in 1904, to to Henry Mollneaux Page Howard, nineteenth Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire. Miss Leiter is the third daughter of the house to contract a marriage with a noble family of England. Her eldest sister, who was Miss Mary, married Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India.
Her other sister, Miss Nancy, married Major Colin Campbell, a cousin of the Duke of Argyle, on November 29 last. Miss Leiter never looked lovelier than in her soft clinging gown of Libertin satin, veiled with exquisite point de Venice lace, over which fell her tulle veil, held In place by a tiara of diamonds. This tiara is one of the handsomest jewels of a rare collection of family heirlooms, which the Earl presented to his bride, probably the gemset tiara above.
A long rope of pearls, the favourite Jewel of the bride and which was the gift of her mother, was worn around her throat. She carried a graceful, loose cluster of white orchids and roses.
Mrs Ogden Mills extraordinary Boucheron Diamond and Pearl Tiara, Family Jewels of the Marchioness of Bute, her daughter. Worn by Lady James Crichton-Stuart, Sally Crocker Poole, in the year 1962. She was the wife of the 3rd son of the Marchioness of Bute. Instead of the large pear shaped diamond in front which was probably 70ct, it was changed for another large pearl, so we count 7 pear shaped pearls on top of the diamond tiara and also round pearls in the bandeau to replace the round brilliants. Made by Boucheron Paris, it was one of three tiaras which Mrs Ogden Mills owned, each noted with 85 000 Franc ….
First wife of the 5th Lord Decies – the heiress Vivian Gould – pear shaped diamond tiara with scrolls from Cartier, wedding gift of her father, the magnate Gould, corbeille de mariage and trousseau with royal jewels from the Golden Age