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« Reply #405 on: April 27, 2007, 01:31:40 PM »
Thank you dear Kate for such an interesting explanation about Faberge´s items and their destiny.

When i saw the egg near the brooch, i didn´t imagine that the last one was inside the precious egg, what an splendid present for Alix, well...finally we all can admire both,

I bought the postcard in the palace´s shop because i was impressed about their beauty.

Here´s the complete image.

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« Reply #406 on: April 27, 2007, 09:11:52 PM »
Alix Hand X-Ray ring


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« Reply #407 on: April 27, 2007, 09:19:45 PM »
Alix Hand X-Ray ring ( close-up )


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« Reply #408 on: May 11, 2007, 10:58:45 AM »
I've read fairly often that Alexandra had flowers shipped in by train more or less daily from the Crimea to decorate her rooms. I'm curious about how exactly this was accomplished. What is the Crimean blooming season for the empress's favorite flowers? It's my understanding that she was particualrly fond of lilacs and roses. I've also noticed chrysanthemums in the 1906 formal portraits of OTMAA. (I know some plants flower year round on the coast of the Black Sea, but so far I don't know which ones.) How long would it take to transport a shipment of flowers by train -- just how "fresh" were they on arrival? And did this practice continue throughout World War One?
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« Reply #409 on: May 17, 2007, 03:31:01 PM »
Considering that the distance of the Crimean region to St. Petersburg is roughly about 1,382 miles, and these flowers were brough in daily, I'd say that the Imperial railways had to have had a special engine that would carry the flowers (as well as other items on request by the imperial family) to the capital. 

Lilacs bloom in the summer time, the regional temperature in the Crimea during the summer months is a delicious 60-70 degrees F.

I doubt that she would be able to order them any other time of the year except late spring-late summer...but I could be wrong.

As for their freshness...the train journey from the Crimea to the imperial capital would be a couple of days, but lilacs, like several species of flowers can still have a fresh odor and texture to them.  For instance, lilac candles can be purchased, used and stored, but can still smell as fresh as the day they were bought.

I'd also have to suggest that because of the war, and because of Russia's large, but slim railway system, every car, engine, and yardworker would need to be on hand for the war effort.  Thus, declining the Empresses chances of obtaining her lilacs during the war.


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« Reply #410 on: June 01, 2007, 10:53:53 AM »
I'm not sure what we are supposed to be looking at here?  When was this x-ray made?
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« Reply #411 on: June 01, 2007, 08:28:09 PM »
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Hello All!
There was a short article in the Boston Globe about the artifact collection at Harvard's Countway Medical Library this week. Imagine my surprise when it highlighted one of the first "X-Rays" ever done...both Nicholas & Alexandra's hands in 1898! (Along with the story of how and why the X-Rays were taken!) Facinating!

This is of her right hand...could the rings be her wedding & engagement rings?

Here is the URL:
http://countway.med.harvard.edu/rarebooks/exhibits/stones/stones4.html
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« Reply #412 on: June 03, 2007, 07:38:57 AM »
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Hello All!
There was a short article in the Boston Globe about the artifact collection at Harvard's Countway Medical Library this week. Imagine my surprise when it highlighted one of the first "X-Rays" ever done...both Nicholas & Alexandra's hands in 1898! (Along with the story of how and why the X-Rays were taken!) Facinating!

This is of her right hand...could the rings be her wedding & engagement rings?

Here is the URL:
http://countway.med.harvard.edu/rarebooks/exhibits/stones/stones4.html
Regards, Ann
 
 
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That is fascinating!

What do we think about the jewellery? Wasn't Alix's engagement ring a large pink pearl?
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« Reply #413 on: June 03, 2007, 12:15:42 PM »
These certainly seem to be Alexandra Feodorovna's wedding and engagement rings, worn, in the Russian tradition, on the fourth finger of the RIGHT hand.   So far as I can remember, Martyn, the engagement ring did comprise a large pink pearl.

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« Reply #414 on: June 03, 2007, 12:27:30 PM »
I only wish that we could see them in more detail.......

What became of Alix's engagement ring?  I can't remember whether she surrendered it to Yurovsky in the Ipatiev House along with the other small items of jewellery and watches.......
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« Reply #415 on: June 04, 2007, 06:23:16 PM »
Alexandra did not keep all of her Faberge eggs in the AP.  She only kept a few there.  There were some in the Maple Room and a few in her bedroom near the windows.  We should not assume that Alexandra liked all of the eggs or held them in as high a regard as we do today. Many of them were left in her rooms at the Winter Palace and she didn't see them for years.  I was surprised that some of the most beautiful eggs were virtually ignored by the Empress, even ones that I thought would hold the most interest for her.  Of course she loved jewelery and kept her personal collection very close at hand.

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« Reply #416 on: July 04, 2007, 11:54:11 AM »
I saw quite a few of the Faberge eggs recently in the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow. They were quite incredible. Of course there other items equally interesting. The wealth of the Romanovs has to be seen to be believed. The State Diamond Fund in the Kremlin is also amazing with the Imperial Crown Jewels.

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« Reply #417 on: August 04, 2007, 03:20:30 PM »
Bonjour:!
Je viens de trouver sur un site des renseignement sur certzins des cadeaux qu'Alexandra   reçu pour ses fiançialle:
en premier, le collier de diamants offert par Nicolas, qui couta environ 170.000Roubles

http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01awl3.jpg
Sur cette photo de 1894, Alexandra porte le collier et les boucles d'oreille en perles et diamants

En second, le sautoir de perles offert par Alexandre III

http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01awl3.jpg
en 1895, 1901, 1913 et 1915:
 
http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sanstitre1ap1.jpg
En troisiémes la petite couronne Boucheron offert par Nicolas:

le collier
http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=collier1894om2.jpg
 


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Re: Alexandra's Personal World
« Reply #418 on: August 04, 2007, 03:26:55 PM »
Re bonjour !
J’ai également trouvé la petite couronne, que l’Impératrice porte dans un de ses portrait, en émeraude par Bolin
http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sanstitresz6.jpg

ainsi que le collier Fabergé, reconstitution en 1985 :
http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=file0067tc4.jpg

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« Reply #419 on: August 04, 2007, 09:36:38 PM »
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