From our Faberge treasure hunt….
In 1947 Lillian Thomas Pratt bequeathed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts her remarkable collection of more than 400 Russian objects, including five Imperial Easter Eggs and approximately 170 additional works from the House of Fabergé.
Royal Marriage in 1913
The presents to Prince Arthur of Connaught and the Duchess of Fife came from every member of the Royal family in England, as well as from other givers:
Königliche Hochzeitsgeschenke – Juwelen und Schmuck von Alexandra Herzogin von Fife, der Prinzessin Arthur Connaught
Every old jewel tells a story- …..new additions to the history of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Link Chain with Diamonds……
In 2012 we know, the first parts of that jewel, which was a present to Queen Victoria
it pathed to the next generation, Queen Alexandra which wore it in severel ways as ornaments – and as long chain – it must be in total1,60m for a length of 80cm worne on her dress, which she wore on the occassion of the wedding of her granddaughter Alexandra McDuff
and was left to Princess Royal Louise and her daughter Alexandra 2nd Duchess of Fife