23 May 2017

The Daily Diadem: Grand Duchess Anastasia's Palmette Tiara

Grand Ladies Site

Grand Duchess Anastasia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (born Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia) wears a palmette tiara backed with a fabric kokoshnik, ca. 1896. I believe the whereabouts of this piece are currently unknown; although it bears some visual similarities shape-wise with the Alexandrine Diamond Drop Tiara, which was owned by Anastasia's daughter (Queen Alexandrine of Denmark), the tiaras are not the same