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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

Princess Salome Dadiani Royal Wedding gifts Diamond Tiara | Prince Achille Murat Imperial Marriage

Imperial Diadème | Princesse Salome Dadiani

LE MARIAGE DU PRINCE MURAT BONAPARTE

Precious Wedding Gifts Royal Jewellery and Imperial Bonaparte Wedding on 23 May 1868

Prince Murat Napoleon and PrincessSalome Dadiani of Mingrelia Wedding | Imperial Greek KeyTiara
Prince Murat Napoleon and Princess Salome Dadiani of Mingrelia Wedding | Imperial Greek Key Tiara

 

Princess Salome sent me a depesche: „Share my luck, I just got engaged to Prince Achille Murat“.

I was told how the whole thing came.
Last winter, Empress Eugenie and Princess Ekaterina Dadiani had already considered it, and the matter had been brought to a close last week.

The emperor, Napoleon III, took it upon himself to give his nephew 50000 francs of Apanage annually, which harmonized excellently with the same income of the bride, and furthermore to pay his debts. Well, debts…that the young man was one of the most wasteful men of life in Paris, was well known in the city, among the diamonds, the then so celebrated – beautiful Helena, Hortense Schneider, was many a piece of jewellery laid at her feet by Prince Achille Murat. The whole marriage was arranged by one of the relatives on both sides, and she had only seen her groom three or four times, but in those circles, especially in France, it is customary for marriages to be arranged this way. She was downright in love with the young man and was looking forward to becoming Princess Achille Murat >>

 

Prinzessin Salome Dadiani, Prinzessin von Mingrelia| Prinz Achille Murat Neffe des Kaisers Napoleon III. >>
Kostbare Hochzeitsgeschenke Royaler Schmuck und Kaiserliche Hochzeit am 23. Mai 1868>>

Die Toiletten der Damen waren von großer Pracht.
Die Braut trug einen Schleier, der für sie in Brüssel angefertigt worden und in dem das Familienwappen, das Goldene Vliess, eingewebt war.
Der Schleier wallte von einem Diamantdiadem herab, das Hochzeitsgeschenk der Kaiserin Eugenie – in griechischem Meander Ornamenten.

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

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

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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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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

 

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Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir| Historische Safire

Romanov Royal & Imperial Sapphires |Saphir Historische Safire der Familie Romanoff Jewels

Empress Catherina the Great and her large Sapphire
Empress Marie Feodorovna and the Imperial Sapphires
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and the Imperial Sapphires

Imperial Sapphire Brooch of Empress Maria Alexandrovna

Imperial Jewels of the Romanovs | Jewels of the Tsars

Queen Marie of Romania wearing this Sapphires as Tiara

Princess Ileana of Romania wearing this Sapphires as Tiara

Maria Pawlowna Grandduchess Vladimir wearing her Sapphire Tiara

Imperial Romanov Ceylon Sapphire of 2 recutting Ceylon sapphire: 249,35 ct.
Imperial Romanov Ceylon Sapphire of recutting Ceylon sapphire: 249,35 ct.

Tsarin Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Nikolaus I. and the Sapphires

Jewels of the Romanovs – Sapphire brooches update after the new cutting of the 249,35ct Ceylon Sapphire – to 197ct.
The imperial  sapphire was worne from the tsarina at the masked ball in 1883.

Sapphires Jewels and Diamonds of the Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The Imperial Sapphire Necklace of Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna

Sapphire Sautoir of Grand Duchess Kyrill

Large Royal Sapphire Sautoir

Sapphires – Diamond Parure | Saphir Diamant Garnitur / Das Juwelen Set

Sapphires – Diamond Parure | Saphir Diamant Garnitur / Details des Saphir-Diamant-Set

Romanov Saphirre | Cartier Bracelet | 2015 new cutting
Romanov Saphire | Cartier Bracelet |2015 new cutting

Youssoupoff Sapphires

Sapphire and Diamond Tiara of coronet shape

Princess Sibylla of Sweden | Romanov Sapphires Necklace

Sapphires – Collar of Queen Alexandra of GB| Silver-Weddinggift of Tsar Alexander III.

Schmuck der Grossfürstin Olga Fjodorowna | Cecilie von Baden

Das Juwelenalbum der Großfürstin Olga Fjodorowna | Jewels of the Grand Duchess Michael Nikolaevich
Ein virtueller Einblick von Uwe RipkaOlga-Fjodorowna-Saphir-diamond

Die erst siebzehnjährige Prinzessin Cäcilie von Baden (1839–1891) vermählte sich am 16. August 1857 mit dem Großfürsten Michail Nikolajewitsch Romanow (1832-1909), dem jüngsten Sohn von Zar Nikolaus I. und Zarin Alexandra Fjodorowna.

In einem Album sind nahezu alle Schmuckstücke von Olga Fjodorowna mit Zeichnungen und teilweise detaillierten Notizen versehen.
Eine Brosche  Sévigné aus 2 facettierten Saphiren und Diamanten……

Zum Vergleich eine ähnliche Brosche aus dem gleichen Workshop mit Türkisen gearbeitet, aus der Zeit und noch erhalten, siehe oben Bild

 

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna | Princess Alexandra of Hesse

Schmuck der Zaren | Juwelen des Zar von Russland

1894 erhielt die Firma Faberge einen großen Auftrag für zwei prunkvolle Halsketten im Gesamtwert von mehr als 345 000 Rubel, die für Prinzessin Alix, Alexandra von Hessen, der Braut des Zarewitsch Nikolaus, vom Bräutigam beziehungsweise dessen Eltern geschenkt wurden.
Es ist leider nicht zuzuordnen, welche Perlen-Kette die Zarin später auf den Abbildungen trägt, denn es gab im Bestand des „Imperialen Diamant Fond“ noch andere Perlenketten, der ehemaligen Zarinnen, die sie dem Fond vermacht hatten, dies war ein Gesetz von Zar Paul I.
Dazu kamen jedoch persönliche Schmuckstücke über die Jahre, die dem persönlichen Schmuck und Juwelen Besitz der Zarinnen zuflossen und sie behalten durften.
Bekannt sind davon, ein rosa Perlen Ring, den die Zarin Alexandra immer trug, es war ihr Verlobungsring.
Ihr Kettenarmband mit einem riesigen Smaragd, ein Geschenk vom Zarewitsch in Windsor, sowie eine Kette aus rosa Perlen, alles Geschenke vor der Hochzeit.
Der Zar von Russland schickte seiner zukünftigen Schwiegertochter eine wunderbare Saphir-und Diamant-Brosche.

Dazu gehörte auch Schmuck und Juwelen der in Tobolsk 1933 gefunden wurden, zusammen mit der Aquamarin Devante de Corsage.

Romanov Jewels |  Jewel of the Tsar

Wedding gift to Princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt  when she married Nicholas II of Russia, she received a very long sautoir of pearls, the most expensive gift, with an sapphire clasp, by Fabergé .The cost was 177.000 roubles (to compare-the most expensive egg ever ordered was the 1913 Winter Egg at 24,600 roubles ).

An  impressive diamond necklace about roubles 168.000 was the second one, ordered from the last tsar and tsarina, her future parents-in-law .

Personal Jewels of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna:
The pink pearl ring that the Empress always wore was her engagement ring. Her chain bracelet, with a huge emerald, was a present given by the Tsarevich at Windsor, as was a necklace of pink pearls; and the Emperor of Russia sent a marvellous sapphire and diamond brooch.
As well as the Personal jewels and items – found at Tobolsk in 1933 such as the Aquamarine stomacher formed of twigs stutted with diamonds.

Other Romanov Pearls Pearl Necklace:
Romanov Jewels | Marie Alexandrowna Perlen | Pearls Romanoff Schmuck Juwelen

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Pearls and Jewels of the Empress Marie Feodorovna

Alexandra Feodorovna  Romanov Jewels Pearls Pearl Sautoir

The imperial diamond fond:
Peter I. has founded this fond to which each emperor or empress had to make some deposits at various distinctive occasions like coronations or when celebrating a jubilee. The wedding-parures of each of the crown princesses were also a regular donation to the fond. In the Winter-Place was a special department which took care of the fond and the Lord Stewards had the right to force deposits of the monarchs if they had the feeling that a monarch was not so generous, so that the fond was still growing over the centuries.