Fabulous French Antique Bejeweled Religious Santos Madonna Crown Tiara diadem, circa 1850. There are crowns of Queens which are on many nostalgic sites of the Royal orders, but there are also crowns which we could locate in the “Kingdom of Heaven”. They are all very beautiful, but the one which appears above seems to me exceptional by the quality of the inspiration, associated with the quality of the work, and with an important symbolism. I invite you to discover other religious crown in my shop, all very elaborated. Absolutely wonderful by its craftsmanship work and its superb condition, this antique French religious brass crown is a beautiful confection that is from the mid 1800. The lower band is a row of clear faceted glass on chiseled base. Just above, a band showing an arabesque decor inlaid with clear faceted glass jewels and a larger pink faceted glass jewels. Each of the six bands is embellished with a different sizing faceted glass jewels, the clear are small, the vivid green are medium and the pink ones are the largest. The bands are separated in the bottom by a three vivid green grouping jewels stylizing fleur de lys and at the top by a gorgeous arabesque decor decorated by clear faceted glass jewels. At the top stands a cross stuck on an orb (circular surface) that is fully adorned by clear faceted glass jewels that surround a pink glass jewel at the center. The back of the cross is also decorated on the ends with four green jewels. The crown is an emblem of royalty and victory. Jesus wore only a crown of thorns. It was in the 17th century that Count Alexander Sforza, to show his piety towards the Mother of infant Jesus, sent at his expense gold crowns to the most famous Virgins of his time. Since 1631, the date of this initiative, the gesture of piety of the Count Alexander Sforza became the custom. All the faceted glass jewels catch and reflect the light beautifully, The crown has aged wonderfully and would be perfect on top of Virgin Mary’s head or Jesus’s head but can be also superb for a doll. Four small clear glass jewels are missing but it is absolutely not noticeable and not an issue as this crown is full of jewels. Measurements : 10cm/ 3.94″ height and maximum large is 9cm/ 3.54″. The base diameter is 5cm/ 1.97. Bringing the best Antique Art from France to you. Your satisfaction is our priority. We pledge outstanding customer service and fast response to all orders and questions; always within 24 hours. In addition, we guarantee the authenticity of each of our items! We carefully research and photograph every item and guarantee each one to be “as described or better”. We treat our customers the same way we would like to be treated – respectfully and with good humor. Repeat customers are a pleasure – and our greatest asset! When we send an item, we hope you are satisfied with it. Please, note that in case of return, item must be packed as carefully as it was sent. Galerie Amour de France is located in the Loire Valley, notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines. We had our store of antiques for more than 20 years, in 2017 we decided to invest in online sells only. Antiques are our passion and we don’t hesitate to travel everywhere in France to work with art experts, thus to find you wonders from the French past. All our treasures will take you into French history and castle’s nobility. Our items had passed through generations and will certainly continue with you. We work with the most skillful silversmiths and the best-known French art experts to offer to our customers genuine and fine pieces of French antiques. Our items are guaranteed authentic and antiques. Our silverware and vermeil goldsmith orfevrerie have been all controlled, cleaned and polished by a master Goldsmith. We choose with a great attention and interest the best antique items and bring French furnitures that will mix easily with any interior inspiration and will give an exquisite French touch. You can also expect to find unique and rare fine antiques that come directly from Château in France, especially from the Loire Valley where we are located. You will find a plethora of museum quality antique pieces, sculptures, bronzes, tableware, culinary art de la table à la Française, porcelain figurines, majolica such as Longchamp, Chantilly, Gien, Edouard Gilles, carved architectural wood panel and a large gorgeous selection of fine antiques. Our articles were treasures and they will remain treasures that you will proudly pass down to your family as an uvre d’art, they will only increase in value. We will be more than happy to arrange it. Welcome, Bienvenue à vous! The item “FABULOUS ANTIQUE FRENCH RELIGIOUS BEJEWELED SANTOS MADPNNA CROWN TIARA DIADEM” is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “galerie-amour-de-france” and is located in Angers. This item can be shipped worldwide.