Archiv der Kategorie: Russia

Grand Duchess Vladimir’s Emeralds | Second most beautiful large emerald in the world

Grand Duchess Vladimir's Emeralds | Second most beautiful large emerald in the world
Grand Duchess Vladimir’s Emeralds | Second most beautiful large emerald in the world

News about the historic emerald!

The stone was reputed to be the second most beautiful large emerald in the world, surpassed only in weight, by another emerald owned by Catherine the Great.

In 1796, it passed to Tsar Paul I who owned it from 1796 to 1801, then Tsar Alexander I from 1801 to 1825,
Tsar Nicholas I 1825 to 1855,
Tsar Alexander II 1855 to 1874,
Grand Duchess Vladimir 1874 to 1920,
Grand Duke Boris 1920 to 1927,
Maison Cartier 1927 to 1954,
John D Rockefeller Jr from 1964 and then changing hands several times, Esmerian a.s.o until today in the collection of a distinguished private collector.

 

This legendary pear-shaped gem weighing today 75.61 carats was part of the Russian Imperial collection for over 100 years before it was given by Tsar Alexander II of Russia to Grand Duchess Vladimir, born Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin  1854-1920  (Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna), on the occasion of her wedding to his son Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia in 1874.
Grand Duke Boris, her son, who got all her emerald jewels, sold this emerald, upon his mother`s death, to Cartier in 1927.
Will be auctioned at Geneva in May 2019 by Christie’s Estimate $2.3-3.5m.

More about the history

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

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

 

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

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

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

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

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

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Royal Imperial Jewels | Maria Alexandrovna Romanov | Marie of Hesse and by Rhine – Empress Consort of Russia

Royal Imperial Jewels | Maria Alexandrovna Romanov | Marie of Hesse and by Rhine - Empress Consort of Russia Historcial jewelry
Royal Imperial Jewels | Maria Alexandrovna Romanov | Marie of Hesse and by Rhine – Empress Consort of Russia Historcial jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story behind the Royal Imperial Jewels |

Maria Alexandrovna Romanov | Marie of Hesse The famous brooches, the necklace, the riviere, the green diamond and by Rhine – Empress Consort of Russia

The famous brooches, the necklace, the riviere, the green diamond

Maria Alexandrovna Empress of Russia | Devant de Corsage

Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna Romanov Pearls

Cameo Maria Alexandrovna die Kameen der Zarin

Royal blue Sapphire | Wedding Jewels of Maria Alexandrovna

Maria Alexandrovna Empress of Russia | Sapphire Tiara

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Pearls

Diamond Flower and Tassel-Ornaments of Catharina the Great

Russian State Jewels Flower Ornaments | Royal Imperial Jewel  History | Maria Alexandrovna Romanov 

Empress Marie Feodorovna and her Pearl Brooch

 

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Merken

Personal Jewels of Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia

 Imperial Diamond Tiara with Pearls and Diamonds of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars The lost pearl jewellery of Empress Alexandra Feodorowna of Russia

Imperial Diamond Tiara with Pearls and Diamonds of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars
The lost pearl jewellery of Empress Alexandra Feodorowna of Russia

Der private Schmuck und kaiserliche Juwelen der Zarin von Russland | Alexandra Feodorovana Romanov

Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia | 100-Carat Diamond Brooch |Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Diamant Brosche von 100 Karat der Zarin von Russland

 

Chain Sautoir Necklace and Round Pendant of pearls and 11 big rubies with diamonds | Romanov Imperial Jewels | Rubin Perlen und Diamant Halsband mit rundem Anhänger

 

Pearl Tiara wedding present of Grand Duke of Hesse | Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Perlen Diadem Hochzeitsgeschenk | Grossherzog von Hessen

 

Bow Brooch of Diamonds with a large Sapphire in the Locket| Alexandra Feodorovna Empress of Russia |Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Große Brillantschleife mit 75 Karat Saphircabochon

 

Alexandra Feodorovna Tsarina, Empress of Russia | Aquamarine Brooch Stomacher | Aquamarin Brosche Zarin von Russland

 

Aquamarine Tiara Brooch Imperial Jewels | Romanov | Empress Alexandra Fjodorowna| Diadem Zarin

Queen Victorias Fabergé Sapphire Brooch | Royal Jewels

The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria

Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was

“…a brooch with an open pendant heart of diamonds, bearing in the centre the number „60“ in Slavonic characters. It has on the top a cabochon sapphire and there are two large sapphire drops.”    Queen Victorias Fabergé Sapphire Brooch | Royal Jewels weiterlesen