Not currently on display at the V&A

Diadem

ca. 1808
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Gold with enamel, with cameos of layered agate, jasper and jasper agate. Red leather case of tongue shape, curving at the front. Fitted for diadem, belt clasp and slide (and further items no longer in parure.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tiara
  • Case
Materials and Techniques
Gold and enamel, with cameos of layered agate, jasper and jasper-agate
Brief Description
Gold diadem mounted with cameos, Jacques-Ambroise Oliveras, Paris, ca. 1808. Red leather case.
Physical Description
Gold with enamel, with cameos of layered agate, jasper and jasper agate. Red leather case of tongue shape, curving at the front. Fitted for diadem, belt clasp and slide (and further items no longer in parure.
Dimensions
  • Height: 47mm (Note: of central roundel)
  • Diadem width: 203mm
  • Diadem depth: 155mm (Note: approx)
Credit line
Private Collection
Object history
Formerly in the collection of the Empress Josephine, the gems probably a gift from Napoleon's sister Caroline Murat (Queen Consort of Naples from 1808) and mounted in France
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
LOAN:MET ANON.101&A-1968

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record createdAugust 1, 2007
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