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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #105 on: January 07, 2012, 09:53:09 AM »
If I remember correctly she really loved pearls ! Beautiful photography 

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #106 on: January 07, 2012, 10:11:17 AM »
Princess Zenaide and Pearls:


Those are the famous Black pearls of Catherine the Great which were sold in the early 1920s for $300,000.
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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #107 on: January 07, 2012, 01:31:47 PM »
Ashdea, were these pearls part of the Calvert & Sternback swindle ?
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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2012, 10:04:53 AM »
Beautiful photo Alexandre! Thank you for sharing such a rare find.

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2012, 01:22:59 PM »
Thank you to Katyusha on Foros Dinastias.



Princess Zenaida is sitting next to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna. In the front row I believe it's Grand Duke Paul, unknown and Grand Duke Serge. Standing in the back is Grand Duchess Elizabeth next to Prince Felix. 

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #110 on: January 10, 2012, 03:03:38 AM »
Thank you to Katyusha on Foros Dinastias.



Princess Zenaida is sitting next to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna. In the front row I believe it's Grand Duke Paul, unknown and Grand Duke Serge. Standing in the back is Grand Duchess Elizabeth next to Prince Felix. 

Front row - left to right: GD Pavel, Prss Lyudmila Lobanova (lady-in-waiting of GDss Elizaveta), GD Sergei
Middle row - left to right: Zenaida, Duchess Marie of Edinburgh, Baronesse Anna Pillar von Pilkhau (Hofmeisterin of GDss Elizaveta)
Back row: Konstantin Balysniy (ADC of GD Sergei), Mikhail Stepanov (ADC of GD Sergei), Felix Soumarokov, GDss Elizaveta

This is July 1884 year, Ilinskoe.

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #111 on: January 10, 2012, 04:41:57 AM »
Interesting photograph. What is the occasion? The ladies are wearing what looks like some form of traditional costume and the gentlemen are not in their usual uniforms.

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #112 on: January 10, 2012, 05:00:38 AM »
Interesting photograph. What is the occasion? The ladies are wearing what looks like some form of traditional costume and the gentlemen are not in their usual uniforms.

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The occasion is that the GD, GDss and their round dressed up as Russian peasants. Just for fun. Duchess Marie said it was quite weird but anyway very interesting and funny.

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #113 on: January 10, 2012, 08:48:01 AM »
Ashdea, were these pearls part of the Calvert & Sternback swindle ?
Are you talking about the swindlers to took Grand Duchess Xenia to the cleaners?
No they were completely different pearls inherited (with a second smaller strand) by Zenaida through her family from Potemkin.
Pierre Cartier was astonished when they were shown to him in the 1920s..The full story is on the Youssoupoff jewels thread.

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Re: Princess Zenaida and Count Felix - parents of Felix-jr, their family life
« Reply #114 on: February 25, 2016, 05:56:15 PM »

Prince Felix and Princess Zenaida in 1884. Her hair was cut after her near-fatal bout with typhus.