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ashdean

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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2010, 09:11:00 AM »
the original miniatures of Felix and Nicholas which were removed from the egg.



image from http://www.mieks.com/forum/indiv-eggs.html.

I must say I agree with those who believe the original miniatures should be restored to the egg.
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Yes I agree totally as well. The Egg needs to be restored and the original miniatures returned and put back on the egg if they can all be found. It should never have been tampered with in the first place. Who could care less who Maurice Sandoz is anyway?. This is the Yusupov Egg an needs to display the family miniatures.

As one minature belongs to a foundation  (which also owns the Youssoupoff box)and the egg belongs to another foundation...that is not going to happen!

ashdean

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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2010, 09:12:37 AM »
Its probably the one adorning the top of a box and at the Hillwood museum in Washington DC.

ashdean

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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2010, 09:14:36 AM »
Hi Aleksandr,
Yes to visit the Diamond Fund is a still unfulfilled dream of mine but I will do it!!! :-)) Yes some of the more important gems were retained but I can't help looking at the photos of the Crown Jewels spread out in the photographs from the 1920's and to see the famous photo of the Yusupov hoard to keep thinking how much was broken up and sold off, such a tragedy. I bought the magnificent book on "Tiaras" recently which shows all the brilliant tiaras that were once in the Russian collection, almost all gone now except for the Duchess of Marlbourgh one which I think is in the Phillipines now.
Sadly it is rumoured that the Marlborough tiara was later dismantled too..

aleksandr pavlovich

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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2010, 10:47:41 AM »
Referencing the initial post and Reply # 1:   I knew of the sapphire Venus, as I believe Felix, Jr. had referred to it in some of his writings, but I had not heard of the ruby Buddha of Felix Sr. , thus I cannot comment intelligently on it.  However, I CAN speak of the item to which "ashdean" refers:  The carving mounted on the circular box at Hillwood Museum is neither a Buddha nor a ruby.  The carving is that of a recumbent lion and is a SPINEL. ( Spinels are often mistaken for rubies, hence the famous "Black Prince's Ruby" adorning the Imperial State Crown in the Tower of London is really a spinel, though the small hole in it may have a later tiny ruby plug----I'm not certain. )  The box was displayed at the exhibition, "Faberge in America," in 1996 at the Virginia (USA) Museum of Fine Arts, where I had the opportunity to see it twice. I will quote from the catalogue of the same name, ISBN 0-88401-087-2, 1996:  Page #181, Item # 162: "Purchased from the Yusupov collection at Cartier in 1926, the box is a composite.  The lid is composed of a lion carved from a spinel, surrounded by an irregular circle of emeralds and large, crudely cut diamonds.  The lion is most likely a Mogul piece of jewelry, possibly a family heirloom, which Perkhin mounted onto an amethyst quartz base.  The box was probably made for Felix Sumarokov-Elston."  Of course, by marriage, he was granted/took the name "Yusupov," and as we know, was the father of the famous/infamous Felix, Jr.     AP  
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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2010, 07:13:04 PM »
Does anyone know the whereabouts of the famous Rock Crystal and Silver 17th Century  Italian Crucifix which Felix shot Rsputin in front of in the Moika Palace Basement? I know Felix took it out of Russia with him , sort of a macabre reminder of his moment of fame I guess. and that it was still in his possession almost up to the end of his life I wonder who owns it now? His decendants still perhaps? Has anyone ever seen a photo of it? It sounds an exquisite piece of workmanship

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Re: Objects of Arts from the collections of the Yusupovs
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2010, 07:03:21 AM »
Some Paintings from the  Yusupov collections  in 1911:

«Hercule et Omphale» Par Bouchet
http://fr.ulike.net/Hercule_et_Omphale

«Amusements Champetres» Par Lancret

http://www.latribunedelart.com/spip.php?page=docbig&id_document=3943
«L'enlevement d'Europe»


et «Le Combats » Par Claude Lorrain


http://yann.franqueville.pagesperso-orange.fr/Vermeer/Francais/la_maitresse_et_la_servante.htm
«La dame et la Servante»


et «L'enfant Malade» Par Rembrandt