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Discussions about Russian History => Imperial Russian Antiques => Topic started by: PeterB on January 30, 2012, 10:40:33 AM

Title: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: PeterB on January 30, 2012, 10:40:33 AM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/PeterBB/2488251.jpg)
Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on January 30, 2012, 10:51:22 AM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f77/PeterBB/2488251.jpg)

    In my opinion, definitely not.  What is the known history of the piece?  Are the stones real?  What is the fineness of the gold?  What are the marks, if any?  Any evidence of an artist's signature/date/comments, etc., even on the reverse of the portrait?  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: PeterB on January 30, 2012, 10:53:33 AM
Gold and silver frame with 60 rose-cut diamonds, unmarks - from a estate.
Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: aleksandr pavlovich on January 30, 2012, 10:55:26 AM
  Thank you for your speedy reply.  Assuming it is not a colored photographic production (it does not appear to be, but one never knows), on what material (ivory, etc.) is the portrait done?  Regards,  AP.
Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: PeterB on January 30, 2012, 11:30:10 AM
What I can see so is that a Enamel painting, but I can not see which material this was becaused the case was fill of gold!
Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: Forum Admin on January 31, 2012, 09:30:29 AM
It looks more like Edward of England to me than anybody else. It isn't any of the Russians...

Title: Re: Broche, is that Tsar Nicholas II?
Post by: Kalafrana on January 31, 2012, 11:08:51 AM
Not Edward VII either. The face and beard are too square.

Ann