ANONYMOUS (France) Lovely bridal tiara composed of soft metal structure covered with ivory glossy fabric, embellished with pearly drop beads, wax orange blossoms and green fabric foliage.
The orange blossom represents purity, chastity, innocence and fertility. During the 19th century, each bride was wearing a wreath with orange blossom. This trend, launched by Queen Victoria in the 1840’s, remained until the 1950’s. When blooming and harvesting of orange trees were not possible due to bad weather conditions, the orange blossom was replaced by wax or fabric.
The tiara fastens with back hooks.
Diameter 11.5 cm (4.5 in); Height 7 cm (2.75 in).
Good general condition.