Devonshire Tiara, c.1893-97 (diamond, silver & gold)
3060239 Devonshire Tiara, c.1893-97 (diamond, silver & gold) by Skinner, A.E. (fl.1897); Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, UK; (add.info.: Made for Louise Duchess (1832-1911), the German-born wife of the 8th Duke of Devonshire, known as the Double Duchess'. She was a famous beauty in her youth and in later years a formidable leader of society and fashion, known particularly for the magnificent jewellery she wore. She married the 8th Duke in 1892 when she was sixty, having formerly been married to the Duke of Manchester, thus gaining her name The Double Duchess'.
To make it hundreds of diamonds were removed from the famous Devonshire Parure and from other heirlooms, including the 6th Duke's Garter star. These totalled 1,041 stones, to which Skinner added a further 840.); © Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth; Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees; British, it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories
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