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This item sold on September 30, 2012.

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Please also note: the last image is another similar piece, just to give you an idea of how this looks when worn.

I am really so happy to have found another one of these rare golden tiaras!

Please have a look here to see the piece in the Etsy blog about these German Antique bridal pieces: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/short-stories-antique-german-wedding-tiara/

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This is a truly lovely, genuine, original antique gold colored Jugendstil (Art Nouveau / Belle Epoque) style German wedding tiara and corsage / boutonniere in original box. My guess is that this piece is from the 1930s or early 1940s, although I do not know for certain. It comes in the original box (it says 'Brautschmuck' on it which literally means 'Bridal Jewelry' in German).

This tiara and corsage is intricately made from unstamped gold colored metal with an unusual textured design. The color is almost copper but it doesn't appear to be made from copper as there is no hint of green. The plating has worn away subtly in several places, giving it a lovely antiqued patina. I would say this is completely wearable for a wedding and would look gorgeous on any hair color.

The diameter of the tiara is approximately 7" from end to end. There is quite a lot of give for different sized heads. It is approximately 2.7" 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 2.3"

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 the 1930s in this nostalgic item, embraced the myrtle flower. The Art Nouveau movement was in turn referencing Grecian Goddesses.

The stems have been bent in the way you see in the photos here, but they can easily be straightened or bent in a different way to taste.

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 has been professionally cleaned by a jeweler and appears in perfect condition with just a few very unnoticeable places where the plating has worn off. 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

Reserved for Rebecca / Antique German Art Nouveau Bridal Tiara Wedding Grecian Bridal Headdress Myrtle Flowers Heirloom Goddess Crown

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: metal
  • Feedback: 137 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Maastricht, The Netherlands
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