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Who bought Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara?

Queen Alexandrine's Russian Sapphire Tiara
Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara

 

Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara was sold for 2 Mio DK

Tsars Wedding gift bandeau  to Queen Alexandrine, seen above in the picture

attributed to  C.E. Bolin, Saint Petersburg 1897-1898, „The Russian Sapphire Tiara“. Provenance: Gift from Tsar Nikolai II of Russia to Queen Alexandrine. Estimate: DKK 1.5-2 million. Sold for: DKK 2 million (EUR 350,000 including buyer’s premium).

Friday afternoon, a historical treasure was up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen. Queen Alexandrine’s Russian sapphire tiara was sold for DKK 2 million.

„The Russian sapphire tiara is by far the most spectacular Russian objet d’art we have ever sold at Bruun Rasmussen. Here beauty and history come together at the highest level. I am overwhelmed by all the attention this piece of jewellery has garnered from our customers and the Danish and international press,“ says Martin Hans Borg, Bruun Rasmussen’s Head Specialist in Russian Art.

In 1898, Princess Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was married to the Danish Crown Prince Christian in Cannes, and the couple were in 1912 proclaimed Queen Alexandrine and King Christian X of Denmark.

One of their wedding presents was the beautiful sapphire bandeau, later rebuild to an tiar.  They were given the piece of jewellery by Tsar Nikolai II and Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.

In 1933, the Danish royal couple passed on the piece of jewellery to their daughter-in-law Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde at her wedding to their youngest son Hereditary Prince Knud at the Fredensborg Palace Chapel.

After the Hereditary Princess‘ death in 1995, the tiara was given to her son Count Christian of Rosenborg and his family, where it has been until today.

It was the three daughters of Count Christian, Josephine, Camilla and Feodora of Rosenborg, who sold the tiara at the Russian auction.

Who bought the imperial diamond and sapphire tiara?

Probably an museum – or an collector, I had ask for by the auction house, the information will follow.

The Story Behind the Tiara  The orginal – bandeau – The Russian Sapphire Tiara

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

Wedding gift of Queen Victoria to her daughter in law Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanov of Russia 1853-1920 Grand Duchess of Edinburgh.

Marriage of Grand Duchess Marie-Alexandrovna, in her diary Queen Victoria wrote nothing about her wedding gifts to the Princess of Edinburgh because she was not there herself.

From the Royal Archives we learn that Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna received some very nice gifts from the Queen on the occasion of her wedding.

Among them was a cameo from the Queen from Onyx by Luigi Saulini, the Order of Victoria and Albert and other pieces by Garrards, find out more about the Falize Tiara >>

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria
Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria

 

 

Kokoshnik Sonnenstrahlen Diamant Diadem | Imperial Sunray or Fringe Tiara
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Sachsen-Coburg Gotha Edinburg Royal Imperial Diamant Diadem | Diamond Tiara
Faberge Diamant Diadem | Grossfürstin Marie Romanov Herzogin von Edinburgh | Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Faberge Pearl Tiara
Bolin Rubin Parure mit Diadem | Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha | Imperial Historic Jewelry Bolin Ruby Diamond Parure with Tiara
Royal Falize Tiara of Marie Grand Duchess of Russia, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha |Wedding Present of Queen Victoria
Falize Diamant Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk der Queen Victoria |Königliche Schmuck | Sachsen Coburg Gotha Grossfürstin Marie-Alexandrovna
Prachtausstellung: Der Sachsen-Coburg- Juwelen
Das Zarensilber im Coburger Residenzschloß |Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Romanoff Perlenketten, Brillantbroschen und Armbänder in der Prunkausstellung|Romanov Pearls Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Fringe Tiara, Diamantschmuck und Saphir-Juwelen|Trousseau with Diamonds Sapphires, Koskoshnik Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Königlicher Schmuck der Prinzessinnen Victoria Melitta, Marie und Beatrice|Princess Victoria Melitta, Crown Princess Marie and Infanta Beatrice Romanov Dowry Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Die goldene Schmuckkassette der Herzogin Marie Alexandrovna |Tsar Trousseau Romanov Jewels |Imperial Historic Jewelry
Royaler Türkisschmuck |Königliche Schmuck Parure mit Türkisen der Herzogin Victoria Adelheid von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha

Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee

Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs

In 1897 the grandchildren of Queen Victoria, all daughters and the son, from Princess Alice of Hesse:

Czar & Czaritsa of Russia , Grand Duke Louis & Grand Duchess
Victoria Melita of Hesse, Grand Duke Serge & Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Prince & Princess Louis of Battenberg

presented to her grandmother an extraordinary russian sapphire and diamond brooch>>

Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee
Russian Diamond and Sapphire Brooch | Presented to Queen Victoria on her diamond jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This brooch will be on public at the exhibition Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace from Friday, 9 Nov 2018 – Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

This is an update and I remember very well, when we find out the details of this brooch in 2011 see the sketch of the brooch and story>>

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds
Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

über Königlichen Schmuck und deren Geschichte!

Als ich 2016 die ersten Bilder der Herzogin von Kent entdeckte und die erste Magazinseite entstand, wusste ich noch nicht, dass es sich um eine der wichtigen Schmuckstücke der Liste aus dem Verkauf der Romanov Juwelen von Zarinwitwe Maria Alexandrovna handelt.
1928, wurden sie nach einer Schätzung  des Juweliers Hennell London von ihrer Tochter Grossfürstin Xenia, zum Verkauf angeboten.  Es war eines der kostbaren Juwelenbroschen von Maria Feodorovna, der privaten Romanov Juwelen, keine Kronjuwelen. Ein weiters Schmuck-Rätsel ist gelöst.

 

When I discovered the first pictures of the Duchess of Kent in 2016 and the first magazine page was created, I did not yet know that this was one of the important jewels on the list from the sale of the Romanov jewels by Dowager Empress Maria Alexandrovna.
In 1928, according to an estimate by the jeweller Hennell London, they were offered for sale by their daughter Grand Duchess Xenia. It was one of the precious jewel brooches of Maria Feodorovna, the private Romanov jewels, not crown jewels. Another jewelry puzzle is solved.

More about the history of the famous brooch of the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna | Romanov Sapphire Cabochon Brooch with four Diamonds

later owned by the Duchesses of Kent:

Romanov Jewels|Russian Sapphire Cabochon Diamond Brooch| Duchess of Kent

 

Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Fabergé | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.
Siberian Amethyst diamond brooch pendant made by Faberge | Romanov Jewels| Imperial Present of the Czar.

In August 1909, Tsar Nicholas II and his family made their last visit to England. They attended the annual regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and the royal families dined together on each other’s yachts. A local photographer was commissioned to record the occasion and produced a double portrait of the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and his cousin Emperor Nicholas, which shows the strong family resemblance.
During the visit the Princess of Wales (later Queen Mary) was given a jewel as present, see above in the picture, a diamond-set Fabergé brooch made from a Siberian amethyst, a stone famous for its intense purple hue.
More details and impressions of the the Czars visit in 1909 at Cowes click

This and other  imperial gifts and  royal presents are on display at

Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace 9 November 2018 – 28 April 2019

Imperial Tiara Diamond Swag and Bow Diadem| Grand Duchess Victoria Melitta

Grand Duchess Victoria Melita Imperial Diamond Kokoshnik Swag Tiara
Grand Duchess Victoria Melita Imperial Diamond Kokoshnik Swag Tiara

Imperial Tiara Diamond Swag and Bow Diadem| Grand Duchess Victoria Melitta

the story and history of jewels and important jewellery:
The diamond tiara with hanging swags ,fringes and garlands with bows – as an kokoshnik with eleven spikes on top. The whereabout of the tiara is not known.

A very similar item of this filigran diamond kokoshnik is the tiara of the Princess zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Yellow Diamond Rose Brooch | Romanov | Jewels of the Tsars

Александра Фёдоровна

Roses for Valentines – Find out the history of this special jewel:

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Yellow Diamond Rose Brooch |Romanov | Jewels of the Tsars

Rosen Geschenk des Zaren

Kaiserlicher Schmuck und Juwelen der Zarin Alexandra Feodorowna | Diamant Rosen Brosche

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Yellow Diamond Rose Brooch |Romanov Jewels of the Tsars
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Yellow Diamond Rose Brooch |Romanov Jewels of the Tsars

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Richmond, Virginia about the Faberge Egg Research

From our Faberge treasure hunt….

Fabergé

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.

VMFA Faberge Egg Research-Rock Crystal Egg
VMFA Faberge Egg Research-Rock Crystal Egg
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts | Richmond, Virginia
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art

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Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milford-Haven| Royal Gifts Wedding

Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milfort-Haven| Gifts Wedding
Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna (Nada) de Torby| Battenberg| Milford-Haven| Mountbatten | Gifts  Royal Wedding

The Grand Duke Michael of Russia gave his daughter away and Lord Burghersh was the best man, on the wedding of Prince George of Battenberg to Countess Nada Torby in 1916.

A service was held at the Russian Church and a further ceremony at the Chapel Royal St James Palace on 15th November.
The King and Queen as well as Royal and Imperial Guests attend and the bride is presented with over 200 gifts, and jewels 

Her mother Sophie of Merenberg, Countess Torby gave a tiara with rubies and diamonds

More about the Royal Wedding Gifts……
Rubin Diamant Diadem Kokoschnik Hochzeitsgeschenke an Nada Torby Prinzessin Battenberg – später Mountbatten und Milford Haven

 

The Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Schmuck >>

Pearls Battenberg Mountbatten Jewels | Mountbatten Perlen Schmuck >>

Art Deco-Diamond Necklace-Bracelets | Art Deko Diamant Halsband >>

Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

Art-deco Emerald – Brillant Diamond Necklace | Artdeko Smaragd Brillant Diamant Halsband >>

The Diamond Tiara | Mountbatten Diadem>>

The Viceroy and the Viceraine at the coronation | Anlässlich der Krönung>>

Princess Alice of Greece | Aquamarine Parure| Jewels| Wedding Gift of the Czar

Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg | Aquamarin Parure Schmuck|Hochzeitsgeschenk des Zaren

Countess Nadejda Torby | Wedding Battenberg Mountbatten Milford-Haven | Royal Jewels

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Imperial Faberge Crystal Egg with Revolving Miniatures | Mysteries are solved

It was a pleasure for me to find out a little secret from the Imperial Rock Crystal Easter Egg – now in the Collection of the VMFA “The largest public collection outside of Russia”.
Visit the Collections at https://vmfa.museum/collections/art/imperial-rock-crystal-easter-egg/
and find out what was the secret Miniature from the life of Empress Alexandra’s Faberge Egg!

Faberge Imperial ROCK CRYSTAL Easter EGG
Imperial Rock Crystal Easter Egg 1896
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
Fabergé firm Russian , 19th century Mikhail Perkhin, Workmaster Russian , 1860 – 1903 Johannes Zehngraf, Painter of miniatures Russian , 1857 – 1908

Thank you to Christel MCCanless she starts the tresure hunting on her blog: http://www.fabergeresearch.com

 

If you had not the time for traveling to the VMFA Museum you will find some information https://www.royal-magazin.de/russia/faberge-imperial-egg-alexandra-empress.htm

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