Actually there's one "jewel" missing from this crown, but it's still my favourite find at Sunday's Antiquites Brocante at Bastille, Paris. The beautiful gold gilt and metal object dates from the 19th century and once crowned a statue of the Madonna or a wooden santos or saint's head in a French church. Such crowns also were featured in religious processions prior to Easter Sunday.
This gold gilt crown, also 19th-century, was worn by children in parades and religious processions in France. I have nine similar crowns stacked one on top of the other in a tall glass museum display globe. The crowns are fashioned with gold leaves and acorns, symbols of renewal and fertility.