This is an exceptional headdress of Bamileke origin, a dominant African tribe residing in Cameroon. Few examples of this quality have survived. The 'market' refers to the crowns as Juju hats, but in 'old' Cameroon they were called Tyn. Prior to the production for the tourist market, feathered crowns were worn exclusively by prominent members of society such as chiefs, diviners and dancers, at weddings, royal affairs and sometimes funerals.
Spain 1775 - The Spanish royal crown, known as crown of Alfonso of Spain has been used in proclamation ceremonies since the 18th century. The last Spanish king being solemnly crowned was John I of Castile (August 24, 1358 - October 9, 1390). This crown was made in 1775, during the reign of Carlos III (January 20, 1716 - December 14, 1788),
According to a note on a scrap of mourning paper kept with this fan, it was held by Queen Victoria in the final moments of her life. The Queen died at Osborne House in the Isle of Wight on 22 January 1901, at the age of 81. The Royal Collection