Bird Tiara, Fes Morocco, 20th Century. It is made of rose-cut diamonds, emeralds, and cabochon-cut faceted stones in synthetic red or blue. This tiara is inspired by Andalusian models, especially the time Nazari.
A fine silver-gilt and enamelled hairpin, in "en tremblant" style, from Kajetan Fiedorowicz, which (unusually) is decorated on both sides. It is in good condition, too. Probably early 20th c - in any case of good early date, and it was worn by the user. (Joost Daalder)
Bird of paradise; attachment for a man’s headdress | Papua New Guinea, Western Highlands Province: Mount Hagen area; age uncertain | Height 43 cm, Width 18 cm | Bird of paradise (hunted with bow and arrow) South Australian Museum, Adelaide | Given to donor at the Mount Hagen Show in 1990 | Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment, page 122.
A gilt and green paste hair ornament, circa 1815-1830 The band designed as a highly stylised series of stamped floral motifs, issuing a spray of cushion-shaped green pastes in foiled closed-back settings, mounted in gilt metal
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Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post once owned this 1880s French hummingbird-in-flight brooch paved with rubies and diamonds; a cabochon emerald is used for the eye. The detachable fitting allows the charming jewel to be worn as a hair ornament.
Lalique 'Poppy' hair pin. It was exhibited at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français in 1897. Gold, silver, polished diamonds, open-work, cloisonné, matte translucent, glossy opaque enamel. Musée dOrsay.
Victorian diamond pendant/brooch/hair ornament with central diamond, weighing approximately 2.5 cts. Findings for brooch and hair ornament conversion in original fitted box. 19th century. Interesting to see the spring on the hair comb that would ensure the ornament is set en tremblant when worn.