Schmuck und Juwelen - Cartier Diamant Schmuck und Collier de Chien der Herzogin von Manchester, Consuelo Yznaga.
The Manchester Tiara was made by Cartier, Paris, in 1903 to the order of Consuelo, Dowager Duchess of Manchester.
Cartier’s records note that she supplied over a thousand brilliant-cut diamonds and more than 400 rose-cut diamonds. Primarily using her diamonds , while Cartier supplied further rose-cut diamonds and the paste stones which make up the scrolls at the end of each side, all set in gold and silver.
This tiara of graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls was inspired by a vision of France before the Revolution. Louis Cartier encouraged his designers to sketch 18th-century ironwork and architectural ornament in Paris and Versailles, and to study engraved jewellery designs.
Diamond tiara composed of seven graduated heart-shaped openwork motifs with 'C' scroll ends, with detachable collet and scroll surmounts, each centre suspending three diamond drops. The smallest heart motif and the 'C' scrolls at each end are set with paste, except the three collet diamonds at the centre of each heart and their two outer borders.
Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester 1858-1909 was one of the most promenint of the fity American ladies in the British peeerage at the turn of the century, ‘one of the first of the American ladies who married into the great English families, and who brought to this country that rare combination of high intelligence, a sunny nature and uncommon personal charm’.
Consuelo wears the diadem, together with an impressive choker necklace that may have been made by the same firm.
Diamond Collier die Chien Choker Necklace
The Dog Collar are composed of alternating wreaths of laurel leaves and flowerheads mounted in silver and gold. Lenght 38,5cm. Both are auctioned by Christie's in 2008 and pictured with the Duchess above - as well as worne by the next Duchess of Manchester , Helene Zimmermann
In the form of a festoon suspending six pear-shaped diamond drops weighing from top left 3.56, 3.03, 3.36, 4.41, 3.16 and 2.48 carats, mounted in platinum, from a detachable brooch fitting, mounted in silver and gold, festoon circa 1880, drops circa 1900, 9.0 cm. long Estimate 120,000 - 150,000 British pounds in 2008.
Details of the brooche and a better view,
worne by Helene Duchess of Manchester>>
Source:Christie's;VAM;The Duchess of Devonshire's Ball;Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2007
Queen Alexandras Wedding gifts:
Brooch of the Ladies of North Wales | Royal Wedding present
Emerald Brooche and Emerald earpendant a gift of the Ladies
of North Wales>>
Tiara | Das Rundell Diadem der englischen Königin >>
Alexandras Indian Necklace
of Diamonds and Emeralds | Indisches Halsband >>
Token of South Wales of Diamonds and Emeralds | Gift of the Ladies of
South Wales >>
Necklace with Pearls | Dagmar Kreuz Collier mit Perlen >>
Demi Parure with Opals | Opalschmuck
- Geschenk der Königin Victoria >>
necklace and earrings presented by the Corporation of the City of London
Diamond Bracelet | Turquoise Bracelet | Armbänder >>
Bracelet | Armband - Geschenk der Brautmädchen >>
Parure of Landgrave
William of Hesse and Chamberlain Juel | Parure im altenglischen Design
vom Landgraf von Hessen und Juel >>
Solid Gold Parure in Runic design | Goldschmuckset
mit Runen von den Einwohnern der Insel Laaland und Falster >>
Wedding Memorials and Token | Erinnerungsgeschenke an die
Hochzeit von Königin Alexandra
Parure of Queen Alexandra | Perlen der Königin Alexandra
Ruby Diamond Choker & Bangles | Ladies of South Australia silver wedding gift | Geschenk der Damen von Süd Australien zur Silberhochzeit
more jewels :
Amethyst - Tiara | Queen Alexandras
Amethyst Necklace | Amethyst Schmuck
Sapphires - Collar | Silver-Weddinggift
of Tsar Alexander III. | Saphir Collier
-Butterfly Brooch | Silver Wedding present from the Grand Lodge of Freemasons
Royal Diamond - Stars Brooches Queen Alexandra | Sterne mit Diamanten
Coronation Jewels | Crown and Diamonds | Krönungsschmuck der Königin Alexandra
Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee Link-Chain and Bracelets | Queen Alexandra Jewels | Resille Chocker | Diamant Halsschmuck der Königin Alexandra
Ruby, Rubies | Royal - Jewels of Queen Alexandra | Rubin Schmuck der Königin Alexandra von England