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What another customer said about a similar piece: 'Absolutely gorgeous and astounding!'

And here's what she wrote here:

http://teenangster.net/2012/08/my-wedding-crown/#comments-heading

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About

This is a truly lovely, genuine, original antique gold colored metal Jugendstil (Art Nouveau / Belle Epoque) style German wedding tiara and corsage / boutonniere from around 1950.

The exact date is unknown, however judging by the style and the signs of age I am putting the age at around 1950 or late 1940's, although I cannot be entirely certain. The only other golden colored one I had previously was from 1936 and was older seeming. Regardless, I am thrilled to have found another of these beautiful and amazing golden tiaras and corsages.

In German tradition these golden tiaras and corsages were worn on the 50th wedding anniversary. Therefore, these golden ones are rarer than the silver ones which were for the 25th or for the wedding itself. I also think of the golden ones as being particularly auspicious. Of course, a contemporary bride can wear this at her wedding and not have to wait for her 50th anniversary (although wouldn't it be amazing to get it out again in 50 years?)

This tiara and corsage is intricately made from unstamped gold colored metal. The diameter of the tiara is approximately 4.3" from end to end. There is quite a lot of give for different sized heads. It is approximately 3.9" high. The tiara appears tiny, almost as though for a child, but when placed on the head of a grown woman it looks perfect, sitting above the crown so merrily or it is also truly lovely when when at the front of the head, at the top of the forehead. It can easily be attached with two bobby pins. The adorable groom's corsage is approximately 2.7". I'm wondering if the metal is actually nickel, this would explain why it is so pretty, but I don't know for sure.

The flowers are myrtle flowers, long associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite, love and immortality. It is also the Hebrew symbol of marriage. Garlands of myrtle flowers have been worn in weddings at least since ancient Roman times. Popular in the medieval era, the Victorians really loved the myrtle flower and also loved to wear garlands of myrtle at their weddings. The Art Nouveau movement, still referenced in 1936 in this nostalgic item, embraced the myrtle flower. The Art Nouveau movement was in turn referencing Grecian Goddesses.

This is something truly beautiful and rare, suitable for a rare wedding. It reminds me of something an Elven Princess and her Prince would wear. This is an heirloom to keep and treasure in the family for generations to come.

The piece appears in perfect antique condition with just a few very unnoticeable places where the plating has worn off and some tarnishing. It will be sent by registered mail, with a tracking number.

Please be sure to look at the other Art Nouveau Wedding Tiaras in the shop.
Pippa Anais Bear

Art Noueau Tiara Corsage Antique Boutonniere Gold Metal Wedding Garland Grecian Bridal Goddess Headdress Myrtle Flowers

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: metal
  • Ships worldwide from Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Feedback: 137 reviews
  • Favorited by: 161 people