Produced in this is quite a late example of such high calibre illumination work, and it was likely a special commission by a member of the royal household in the variable Italian-French-Swiss territory of Savoy.
Amadeo I was the only King of Spain from the House of Savoy. He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy and was known for most of his life as the Duke of Aosta, but he reigned briefly as King of Spain from 1870 to
Headship of the House of Savoy - Savoy Succession Dispute - Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia - Victor Emmanuel of Savoy - Amedeo di Savoia Aosta - Amadeus Savoy - Head of the House of Savoy of Italy - Regalis - Savoy Succession
Italy, House of Savoy. This diamond and pearl tiara was made for Queen Margherita, who was queen of the newly-unified Italy from 1878 to by Musy. This is a highly versatile tiara that can be worn in at least four configurations.