Tiara in box, silver / gold / topaz / fabric, made by Charles Lefebure of Lefebure & Sons, Paris, France, c. 1900
Tiara fabricated from cast units. Four cast curvilinear gum leaves in gilt 925 silver, arranged in two pairs, leaf tips converge centre front, overlap, spot soldered. Leaves spring from cast, triangular section silver tiara arms forming incomplete circle. Each arm terminates at back with perpendicular, oval wired link. Cast tiara arms evolve into an irregular knobbed oxidised silver spring carrying three eucalyptus blossoms on each side curving toward the front in trefoil arrangement of three, three dimensional faceted, drop shaped transparent honey-yellow topaz stones which are bezel set in open backed mounts.
The box is horse-shoe shaped with a high crown made of metal covered with red velvet and is lined with cream coloured velvet on the base and silk in the lid. The hinged lid fastens with a pressure release clasp at centre front of the base.
Box: lining printed with gold 'Lefebure fils aine/Paris' (Lefebure & Sons, the elder/Paris).