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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2010, 07:35:21 AM »
I read this also.
but those are the items. and I think the list is proofed.
maybe the "ropes of pearls" were sold otherwise. and of course some pearls and precious stones are listed.
and for me the size of the saphire - pearl drop brooch has a large size
The ropes of pearls were in the Hennels list....the string "the size of cherries" were no doubt the strand that made over 50,000 no mean sum indeed about 40% of the total sale price!.
Among the gems left with Hennel only one item a diamond and pearl brooch (one of Dagmars favourites) did not sell & was returned to Xenia...later it found its way into the collection of the russian born Lydia Deterding and was sold after her death by Christies.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2010, 11:06:23 AM »
I wonder who bought the ropes of pearls that was worth 50,000 pounds ?

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2010, 11:23:43 AM »

and HM wore the russian brooch





This brooch was NOT among the Dowager Empresses collection it was a wedding present to the future Queen Mary in 1893!

yes you're right. I didn't look at the pic, only on the name by posting it. thanks :-)

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2010, 11:26:33 AM »
Agreed ! It was a wedding present. The Danish princesses liked to sent brooches as wedding presents. Queen Alexandra sent Princess Alice of Battenberg a lovely brooch as a wedding gift.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2010, 11:46:28 AM »
As I said, you're right. I didn't see the thumb pic, only my given name for this. BUT there is another sapphire brooch, which bought QM. when I remeber right, she wore it with the choker and the Palmette Tiara. Its either the one in the middle of the tiara or the one on her bosom. didn't find the pic now.

someone any othe rpics from the MF estate?

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2010, 12:08:00 PM »
I think that one wasin the shape of a snake with the sapphire in the middle.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2010, 12:38:08 PM »
This was MAria`s brooch, wedding gift of Alexandra to his sister. Queen Mary bought it among other Imperial jewels.

 http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5870/7100520the20empress20fe.jpg

isnt this one?

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2010, 02:06:59 PM »
No...not this one. I remembering seeing it in a book. This was actually a gift from Marie to Alexandra. Queen Mary got it from her mother-in-law.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2010, 03:01:21 PM »
As I said, you're right. I didn't see the thumb pic, only my given name for this. BUT there is another sapphire brooch, which bought QM. when I remeber right, she wore it with the choker and the Palmette Tiara. Its either the one in the middle of the tiara or the one on her bosom. didn't find the pic now.

someone any othe rpics from the MF estate?
The brooch with the pearl drop was the one that Queen Mary bought (originally a wedding presnt to her from her sister Alexandra)....she also bought a very modest sapphire and diamond bar brooch (for 25).

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2010, 03:04:15 PM »
This was MAria`s brooch, wedding gift of Alexandra to his sister. Queen Mary bought it among other Imperial jewels.

 http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5870/7100520the20empress20fe.jpg

isnt this one?
Thats the one!

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2010, 03:13:53 PM »
I saw it listed another with a snake design with a huge sapphire in the centre. I think it was in the Fields book.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2010, 03:14:56 AM »
The Fields book isnt always totally right!. whatever...that brooch is the main one bought by Queen Mary.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2010, 09:31:35 AM »
That means there is three brooches attributed to Minny then. The diamond & Sapphire hazagon brooch, the sapphire & pearl brooch and the snake sapphire brooch.

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2010, 10:05:01 AM »
That means there is three brooches attributed to Minny then. The diamond & Sapphire hazagon brooch, the sapphire & pearl brooch and the snake sapphire brooch.

any pics?

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Re: Jewels of Empress Marie Feodorovna
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2010, 10:32:12 AM »
The first two have been shown in the thread. I am trying to locate the last image.