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The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:04:22 PM »
On the Block: The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik | The Court Jeweller
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On November 10, Christie's will hold a major jewelry auction in Geneva, and the roster of pieces up for sale includes a number of items with significant royal and noble provenances. Today, we're looking at the major tiara on the auction block: the blue enamel kokoshnik from the collection of the Duke of Westminster.
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Re: The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 06:22:56 AM »
wonder why the Duke is selling this - especially since he went to the trouble of getting it back
 

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Re: The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 06:31:54 AM »
Maybe he isn't as wealthy as is believed.   :unsure:
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Re: The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 07:29:24 AM »
^ Doesn't the Duchess of Westminster have some Russian ancestry? Maybe the Duke bought her that Russian form of tiara as a present and it's now surplus to requirements. Perhaps it turned out to be very uncomfortable and heavy to wear.

The Westminsters have always been a fabulously wealthy family and I can imagine that there are several tiaras in the family from Victorian/Edwardian days.

I don't think there aren't that many events requiring a tiara nowadays and the Duke and Duchess aren't great socialites nowadays anyway. If the family retains a couple of tiaras so the daughters can borrow if required, and one to hand down to Hugh's wife that would be considered enough.
 

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Re: The Westminster Blue Enamel Kokoshnik
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 05:10:37 AM »
The jewellery company of Chaumet was founded in 1780 by Marie-Etienne Nitot.

 

 

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