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Offline katmaxoz

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #120 on: October 29, 2011, 04:13:40 PM »
I thought someone here might be interested in this fan that was made by Faberge for Princess Youssopoff. Based on the size of the fan I'd say it dates to the c1880s.  The fan in the the photo was owned by the upmarket jewellery Wartski at the time the photo was taken. The image comes from a 1954 Cussons soap ad. There were a series of six adds with different "language of the fan" images produced.  This is number 2 in the series "wait for me".




For a large version of the image click here:

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #121 on: January 02, 2012, 12:19:17 PM »
Dear katmaxoz,

First of all, a happy new year to all!

Katmaxoz, thank you for posting this picture. I am very interested in Fabergé fans and would love to know in what magazine this ad appeared. And please, can you tell me why you say this fan was made for Princess Youssopoff?

thank you!

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #122 on: January 06, 2012, 04:35:13 PM »
Dear katmaxoz,

First of all, a happy new year to all!

Katmaxoz, thank you for posting this picture. I am very interested in Fabergé fans and would love to know in what magazine this ad appeared. And please, can you tell me why you say this fan was made for Princess Youssopoff?

thank you!

the information was supplied in the advert... please see my PM to you...



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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #123 on: January 08, 2012, 10:52:10 AM »
Thank you Katmaxoz!

Anyone perhaps ever seen a photo of the Princess with this fan?
I will search the forum anyway.

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #124 on: March 14, 2012, 03:43:35 AM »
If you are interested in Yussupov jewellery, this DVD has quite a large section on the Yussupov jewels.  It talks with Felix's descendant and goes through what happened to the jewels and looks at their surviving books on the jewels Felix got at his wedding.  Episode 1 is the jewels of Denmark and Sweden.  Episode 2 is the Russian jewels.

http://shop.abc.net.au/products/the-royal-jewels-dvd


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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #125 on: October 03, 2012, 04:54:58 AM »
This necklace was sold in 195 for US$105,000 by Sothebys.  The round diamonds are from a riviere given to Princess Irina of Russia by her uncle, Czar Nicolas II on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Youssoupoff.




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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #126 on: January 06, 2013, 11:12:33 AM »
Russian architect and artist Andrew Beloborodov designed the apartments for Felix and Irina. He shares some interesting info in his memoires. I am reporducing the entire extract:

The main room has not been brought to an end because of the war, but soon gets a new Beloborodov, most complex, responsible and important task: "The building of apartments and furnish young Prince Yusupov, soon to be married to the niece of the Emperor Irina. <. ..> apartments for young Yusupov was designed ground floor of the left wing of the palace with its own entrance and fourteen windows on the Moika, and with adequate buildings with windows to the garden. exclusive purpose of this apartment unit depended on many factors. First of all personality and character Young Felix Yusupov was quite unusual, but it depended on all decisions. princess sometimes present in the discussion of emerging issues or in the provision of projects, but never uttered a word, she was very shy, and those who knew little of it, of the resulting a completely false impression of coldness and even arrogance. Once during a discussion of a project Yusupov came a few minutes. Left alone with the silent beauty, Andrew incredibly embarrassed - but even more confused princess, and her gentle, like a white lily, face flushed bright red. So they sat in silence until the prince returned, resuming the previous meeting. When discussing future work, he gave free rein to their imagination fly, quite regardless of any difficulty or the feasibility of their ideas. Sometimes these ideas were muddled and even absurdities, and in these cases, it was not hard to convince him to give it up, but he is often a task that it is due to their difficulty and surprise it was interesting to resolve. For Irina Alexandrovna, in her private quarters, you had to make a crystal bath and "fountain Tears "- and soon silvered walls and vaults of the Small alcove room, painted with fantastic flowers and birds, the water started to overflow drops from one pan to another bowl, these bowls were carved from colorful Ural stones - a crystal bath remained in the project, which has seriously studied . to Duke built a swimming pool, floor, walls and steps that have been made out of huge solid tiled stoves. (St Petersburg's famous sculptor Kuznetsov, who founded the factory majolica and grafted to fulfill these tile, Beloborodov told that most of them burst before they could needed to make the pool liner plate.)
With boudoir Irina Alexandrovna Yusupova at will, was designed for jewelry stash, and the aim was to Princess could see them all at once and make your choice at the evening. Here's how Andrew solved the problem: a small hidden door opened into a narrow the gallery done in wall thickness and leads to a low octagonal room whose walls consist of metal doors. It was enough to push the secret button to the upper part of the door fell open and brightly lit shop windows with all the sparkling jewels. This "magic cave Aladdin" was at the same time and carefully hidden safes.
Another more extensive stash, was held at the library, in a fall through a small door hidden behind a cupboard, which rotates together with all books. Incidentally, Yusupov wanted the air in his room came from the garden, and that his idea was implemented with an elaborate system of hoses and special filter room. There were many oddities in all apartments, but most of all to the extent that was intended for the possible arrival of the prince in the periods when the princess was missing and the state apartments were closed. There was a maze of small rooms with a spiral stair going down to the dungeon, which was to serve as a dining room.

* Apologies for the poor English grammar, I have translated it from original Russian using Google Translate

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #127 on: May 03, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
Hello, I just find New pictures of jewelry discoveries in 1925:


1:Pearls and Diamonds Diadem
2:"Collier de Chien", Diamonds, Cartier 1906
3:Sunburst tiara
4:Ruby Diadem, by Chaumet
5:Little necklase in russian style
6:Knot Diamond Brooch
7:"Devant de Corsage",...


9:Ruby and Diamond Brooch, by Chaumet
10:Ruby and Diamond necklase, by Chaumet
11:Emerald and diamonds diadem, by Chaumet
12:Russian Necklase
13:Diadem ?

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #128 on: May 03, 2013, 03:15:13 PM »
and above the Brooch by Chaumet, the diamonds tiara of Grand Duchess Xenia

between the 10 and the 12, a diamond and emerald brooch, of  the Grand Duchess Xenia, Sandro gift

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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2016, 01:47:40 PM »
Hi everyone,

Sorry to resurrect a very old thread, but does anyone know the source of these images and/or the current location of this album of Yusupov jewels? Any other information relating to its creation/history would also be very helpful. Thank you!

http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/archive/1327402202.html


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Re: The Youssupov jewelry
« Reply #130 on: June 16, 2016, 11:07:40 AM »
The images were published in the book 'Les Princes Youssoupoff' by Jacques Ferrand. The album was created in 1914 to photograph the collection of jewels which were given to Princess Irina as wedding gifts.  Felix took the album into exile with him and it was (as of a few years ago) in the possession of his granddaughter Xenia Sfiris.