From the Hull Grundy Gift at The British Museum
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Another brilliant piece from the Hull-Grundy Gift to The British Museum, we see this French-made tiara which was constructed of three-color gold. The gold has been worked into elaborate swags of leaves and flowers. These are surrounded by a large crest of forget-me-nots mounted in turquoises with diamond-set centers.
Originally, this piece was worn as a frontlet ornament. In 1805, the French jewel was altered, probably in Italy, into its present form as a tiara.