Wednesday 02.17.2016

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Imperial Leuchtenberg Tiara – c. 1895

The diamonds in this tiara were a gift from Tsar Alexander I to Empress Josephine after her divorce from Napoleon Bonaparte.  This tiara on display in the Faberge exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of only a few tiaras made by Faberge.

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Faberge is most often associated with the intricate eggs produced for different clients.

3 thoughts on “Wednesday 02.17.2016

  1. Very interesting. Both of these items made by Faberge are very beautiful. The story behind the Tiara is very interesting. I always loved history and read many books about Napolean Bonaparte. The ending to Bonaparte’s life was so sad.

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