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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Royal Wedding Albania | Sapphires Tiara | Historic Family Jewels

Princess Elia and Leka II of Albania royal wedding | wearing the sapphires tiara
Princess Elia and Leka II of Albania royal wedding | The bride is wearing the Sapphires Diamond  Tiara

 Sapphires Diamond Tiara | Queen of Albania | Royal Jewels

the wedding tiara of the new Princess of Albania.

Das Safir-Diadem mit Diamanten schmückt die neue Prinzessin von Albanien an Ihrem Hochzeitstag heute am 8. Oktober 2016.

 

More about the royal Jewels of Albania:

Wildflower – Diamond Tiara | Geraldine of Albania | Crown | Royal Jewels

Wildblumen Diamant Diadem | Marianne Ostier |Königlicher Schmuck der Königin Geraldine von Albanien

Queen Geraldine of Albania | Royal Diamond Jewels | Schmuck und Juwelen der Königin von Albanien

Koechert Tiara Diadem with Diamonds | Princesses of Albania | Royal Jewels of Princesses Senije, Myzejen, Ruhije and Maxhide

Royal Diamond Jewels | Skandebeg Tiara of Princesses Senije, Myzejen, Ruhije and Maxhide

Jewels Of The Queen Geraldine Of Albania | Art Deco | Bijoux de la reine Geraldine d’Albanie

Ruby Jewels Of The Queen Geraldine Of Albania | Ruby Diamond Earrings | Royal Jewels History

Royal Marriage | Queen Geraldine of Albania Wedding Gifts and Presents | Royal Jewels

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Hochzeitsgeschenk von Prinzessin Beatrice an die Königin von Spanien Victoria Eugenie Conch Perlen Schmuck |Juwelen königlicher Schmuck

Diamond and Pink Conch Pearls Necklace Pendant and Aigrette | Wedding Presents from Princess Beatrice
Hochzeitsgeschenk Princessin Beatrice an Ihre Tochter
|Diamond and Pink Conch Pearls Necklace Pendant and Aigrette | Wedding Presents from Princess Beatrice

Die Geschichte der Juwelen von Königin Victoria Eugenie –

Das Hochzeitsgeschenk ihrer Mutter

 

Hochzeitsgeschenk von Prinzessin Beatrice an die Königin von Spanien Victoria Eugenie Conch Perlen Schmuck | Juwelen königlicher Schmuck

The history of the Royal Wedding Gift:

Diamond and Pink Conch Pearls Necklace Pendant and Aigrette | Wedding Presents from Princess Beatrice to her daughter „Ena“ Princess of Battenberg  the future Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain

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Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet | Royal Jewel History

Queen Victoria's Sapphire and Diamond Coronet
Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond Coronet

Export bar to save Queen Victoria’s Coronet

Culture Minister steps in to prevent Queen Victoria’s coronet from export

Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet to keep it in the country.

Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).

The coronet is considered one of the most important jewels of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was designed by Prince Albert for her in their wedding year 1840. As a young queen, she loved coloured gemstones, an interest which notably faded following Prince Albert’s death in 1861.

The coronet matched the sapphire and diamond brooch that Albert gave to her the day before their wedding. She even noted in her journal “My dear Albert has such good taste and arranges everything for me about my jewellery.” Most of the stones came from jewellery given to Victoria by King William IV and Queen Adelaide. The goldsmith behind the coronet was Joseph Kitching, who made it for £415.

Following Albert’s death in 1861, Queen Victoria refused to attend the State Opening of Parliament until 1866 when she wore the coronet, likely as a reminder of her husband, instead of her coronation crown, which she noted had hurt her a great deal during her coronation.

The coronet and the brooch also feature in one of the most famous official portraits of the young Queen Victoria. In 1842, Franz Xaver Winterhalter painted his first portrait of the Queen, in which she wears the coronet wrapped around her hair. This painting became one of the defining images of the Queen not only in Europe and the Empire, but throughout the world

Culture Minister Matt Hancock said:

Queen Victoria’s coronet is stunning. It is one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history and symbolises one of our nation’s most famous love stories. I hope that we are able to keep the coronet in the UK and on display for the public to enjoy for years to come.

The coronet was given by King George V and Queen Mary to Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood on her marriage to Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
As personal property of the Lascelles family it  passed on to her son and heir, the 7th Earl of Harewood (George Lascelles) and eventually the 8th Earl. It was sold 2011-2012 to an dealer, mostly likely to raise money to pay for inheritance tax , who sold it to the export licence applicant. The Coronet in video

The decision to defer the export licence follows a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), administered by The Arts Council.

The RCEWA made its recommendation on the grounds of the coronet’s close connection with our history and national life and its outstanding significance for the study of the young Queen Victoria.

RCEWA member Philippa Glanville said:

Key to the self-image of the young Victoria, this exquisite coronet was designed by her husband Prince Albert. Worn in her popular state portrait by Winterhalter of 1842, the year it was made, its combination of personal meaning and formality explains why she chose to wear it in 1866, emerging from mourning for the State Opening of Parliament. It evokes vividly the shared romantic taste of the time, and its form has become familiar through many reproductions. Its departure would be a great loss, given its beauty, its associations and its history.

The decision on the export licence application for the coronet will be deferred until 27 December 2016. This may be extended until 27 June 2017 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase it is made at the recommended price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).

Organisations or individuals interested in purchasing the coronet should contact the RCEWA on 0845 300 6200.

27.July 2017 – After one year of battle – the coronet are sold to William Bollinger an Irish-American hedge fund tycoon, who donated the historc piece to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

This jewel tells a very special story

– history of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet in details from the Royal Magazin:

Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond  Coronet

and with new pictures  of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet and  Holbein Locket

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – Queen Victoria’s Sapphire and Diamond tiara>>

 

The Princess Royal’s Sapphires – The King George V Sapphire Parure, Necklace and Pendant>>

 

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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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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

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wuerttemberg

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Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wurttemberg Famous Pearls
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna of Russia, Queen of Wurttemberg
Famous Pearls

Magnificent pearls and large pearl strings, choker, pearl cascades at the corsage and her Pearl-Diamond Tiara owned the Queen of Wuertemberg,

Perlen und Perlenschmuck der Königin von Württemberg Grossfürstin Olga Nikolajewna

 

Gold Geschenk des Zaren an seine Tochter Olga Königin von Württemberg |

Imperial buckle of gold with gems of the Queen Wuerttemberg

 

More Famous Pearls:

Marie Princess of Leuchtenberg Beauharnais, daughter of emperor Nicolas I.

 

Queen Victoria’s Turquoise Sévignés | Royal Jewels

The story of Queen Victoria’s private royal jewels:

Queen Victoria’s Turquoise Sévignés | Royal Jewels

Below the jeweled linked hands of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is typical of the type of ‚love-token‘ painting created at this time, especially of the Royal pair.  The Queen wore a ring with an oval tourquoise and an bangle setted with round tourquoises.

Queen Victoria's Turquoise Sévignés | Royal Jewels | Love Token
Queen Victoria’s Turquoise Sévignés | Royal Jewels | Love Token

 

FOUNTAINS – ART DÉCO DIAMOND TIARA | Wedding Jewels

Wedding Jewels and Fountain Tiara of Hilda Armada y Falco | Diadema conde de Güemes more about the jewel history:

FOUNTAINS - ART DÉCO DIAMOND TIARA | CARTIER
FOUNTAINS – ART DÉCO DIAMOND TIARA | CARTIER

 

FOUNTAINS – ART DÉCO DIAMOND TIARA | CARTIER

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Fountains – Art Deco Diamond Tiara | Cartier | Feathers Diamond on Top

 

FABERGÉ – The tsar’s jeweller and the connections to the Danish royal family | Exhibition

At the royal castle Koldinghus, on Thursday, 12 May,  Denmark opens a special exhibition.

This is the first time, the Fabergé objects belonging to the Danish royal family have been on display side by side in a single exhibition.

World-renowned jeweller’s art from the Danish royal family’s private homes on display at the royal castle Koldinghus.

 'FABERGÉ - Juwelier der Zaren und die Verbindungen zur dänischen Königsfamilie

‚FABERGÉ – Juwelier der Zaren und die Verbindungen zur dänischen Königsfamilie
’FABERGÉ – The tsar’s jeweller and the connections to the Danish royal family
Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) was court jeweller to the Russian tsar and best known for the extravagant, diamond-encrusted Easter eggs he created for the tsar and his family from 1885 until the Russian revolution in 1917.
Fabergé’s first imperial egg was inspired by an older gold egg, a gift from the Russian tsar to his Danish-born wife, Empress Dagmar.

The exhibition at Koldinghus presents 100 items borrowed from members of the Danish royal family, who have inherited numerous Fabergé objects via their family ties to the Russian tsar. The exhibits include bejewelled eggs, letter openers and large champagne coolers but none of the imperial eggs. The exhibits have only rarely been put on public display, because they are in private ownership and are still used by the members of the Danish royal family.

One section of the exhibition are focuses on Fabergé’s jeweller’s art, featuring utilitarian objects and works of art, including little boxes, cigarette cases and pen trays decorated with precious and semi-precious gemstones and gold-mounted rubies and diamonds.

The second section presents large official works by Fabergé presented to members of the Danish royal family in connection with coronations, anniversaries or royal weddings. This includes a large gilt champagne cooler, a gold wedding anniversary for King Christian IX and Queen Louise in 1892, that was also in use a hundred years later at the silver wedding anniversary of Denmark’s current royal couple.

The third section focuses on close relations and private gifts, such as jewellery and picture frames. With a family photo, the frames made a highly personal gift for storing shared memories.

An introductory film and an animated genealogical table tells the story of the close personal ties between the two families, and visitors can mount their own portrait or a family photo in a Fabergé frame.

‚The exhibition is opened on Thursday, 12 May at 15:00 by H.R.H. Princess Benedikte with the attendance of H.H. Duchess Donata of Mecklenburg von Solodkoff and Mr. Alexander von Solodkoff, Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie and H.H. Princess Elisabeth.

The exhibits are kindly lent to the exhibition by H.M. Queen Margrethe II, H.R.H. Prince Henrik, H.R.H. Princess Benedikte,  H.M. Queen Anne-Marie, H.H. Princess Elisabeth, Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg, Det Kongelige Løsørefideikommis, Den Kongelige Livgardes Officerskorps Fond, The Royal Danish Collection Amalienborg and Cartier Collection in Paris.

A catalogue with dual Danish and English text will be published in connection with the exhibition.

from 13 May – 25 September 2016

The Danish Royal Jewel Expert Bjarne Steen Jensen will held an lecture on 17th May!

 

‚FABERGÉ – Juwelier der Zaren und die Verbindungen zur dänischen Königsfamilie

Am Donnerstag, den 12. Mai 2016 öffnet in Dänemark’s Königsburg Koldinghus eine Fabergé Sonderausstellung. Die Fabergé-Objekte der dänische Königsfamilie sind zum ersten Mal in einer Einzelaustellung zu sehen.

Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) war Hofjuwelier der russischen Zaren und am besten bekannt für die extravaganten, mit Diamanten besetzte Ostereier die er für den Zaren und seine Familie von 1885 bis zu der russischen Revolution im Jahre 1917 geschaffen hat.
Fabergés erste kaiserliches Ei wurde von einem älteren Gold-Ei inspiriert, ein Geschenk des russischen Zaren an seine in Dänemark geborene Frau, Kaiserin Dagmar.

Die Ausstellung im Koldinghus präsentiert 100 Objekte, alle von Mitgliedern der dänischen Königsfamilie ausgeliehen, die, die zahlreichen Fabergé-Objekte über ihre Familienbande zum russischen Zaren geerbt haben.
Zu den Exponaten gehören mit Juwelen besetzte Eier, Brieföffner und großen Champagnerkühler, aber keines der Kaiserlichen Eier.
Weil sich die Exponate hauptsächlich im Privatbesitz befinden, werden sie immer noch von den Mitgliedern der dänischen Königsfamilie verwendet und deshalb selten verliehen und ausgestellt.

Aus der Fabergé Werkstatt, kamen vielerlei Arten von Objekte, neben den berühmten Ostereier.

Fabergés Zeitgeschmack und seinem Sinn fürs Detail, seinen Ideenreichtum und seine genialen Kreativität, war er in der Lage, königliche und kaiserliche Wohnzimmer in prächtige Schatztruhen zu verwandeln.
Feuerzeuge der Natur nachempfunden, Ornamente wie  winzige Hirschhufe und Bänder aus Diamanten und Rubinen, während Bilderrahmen für Familienfotos mit Silber und Gold mit Laub und bunten Emailwerk geschmückt waren.
Die Ausstellung gliedert sich in drei Abschnitte. Man konzentriert sich auf Fabergé Juwelierkunst, aus Gebrauchsgegenstände und Kunstwerke, darunter kleine Schachteln, Zigarettenetuis und Federschalen verziert mit Edelsteinen und Halbedelsteinen und Gold gefassten Rubinen und Diamanten.

Der zweite Teil stellt große offizielle Werke von Fabergé an die Mitglieder der dänischen Königsfamilie – im Zusammenhang präsentiert mit Krönungen, Jubiläen oder königliche Hochzeiten. Dazu gehören ein großer vergoldeter Champagner-Kühler, eine  Geschenk zum Goldenen Hochzeitstag von König Christian IX und Königin Luise im Jahre 1892, der auch hundert Jahre später bei der Silberhochzeit von Dänemarks aktuellen Königspaar in Gebrauch war.

Der dritte Abschnitt konzentriert sich auf enge Beziehungen und private Geschenke, wie Schmuck und Bilderrahmen.
Ein Einführungsfilm und eine animierte Ahnentafel erzählt die Geschichte der engen persönlichen Beziehungen zwischen den beiden Familien, und die Besucher können ihre eigenen Porträt oder eine Familie Foto in einem Fabergé Rahmen montieren.

Die Ausstellung wird am Donnerstag  den 12. Mai 2016 um 15:00 Uhr von H.R.H. Prinzessin Benedikte eröffnet, in  Anwesenheit von H. H. Herzogin Donata von Mecklenburg von Solodkoff und Herr Alexander von Solodkoff, Graf Ingolf und Gräfin Sussie und H.H. Prinzessin Elisabeth.

Die Exponate  zur Ausstellung wurden von Königin Margrethe II, H.R.H. Prinz Henrik, H.R.H. Prinzessin Benedikte, H. M. Queen Anne-Marie, H.H. Prinzessin Elisabeth Graf Ingolf und Gräfin Sussie von Rosenborg, Det Kongelige Løsørefideikommis, Den Kongelige Livgardes Officerskorps Fond, The Royal Danish Sammlung Amalien und Cartier-Sammlung in Paris, ausgeliehen.

Ein Katalog mit dänischen und englischen Text wird in Zusammenhang mit der Ausstellung veröffentlicht. Dauer der Ausstellung 13. Mai – 25. September 2016  www.koldinghus.dk/

Schmuck und Juwelen der Deutsche Fürstenhäuser | Royal Jewels – Historical Jewerly and Treasure of Royals and Aristocracy | bijoux historiques| исторические драгоценности