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Offline rgt9w

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #390 on: October 25, 2011, 05:13:14 PM »
Two of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna's jewel albums will be auctioned at Bonham's.  Can only hope the buyer will have them published one day.

http://www.bonhams.com/eur/press/6170/

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #391 on: October 25, 2011, 06:10:21 PM »
Very interesting. As I will be in London soon, near New Bond Street, I will see if they have a catalogue.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #392 on: October 26, 2011, 01:29:08 PM »
I think part of the pics have been included in some books on royal jewels already. But yes not in a book of its own.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #393 on: October 27, 2011, 07:14:18 AM »
Two of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna's jewel albums will be auctioned at Bonham's.  Can only hope the buyer will have them published one day.

http://www.bonhams.com/eur/press/6170/

They will be a prize for any jeweller or serious collector.  It would be so marvellous to see these published. 

I seem to recall that there was a series on the BBC called 'The Curious Houseguest' that visited Princess Olga Romanoff who owns these albums.  She briefly displayed them and talked about how marvellous they are (plus what a shame it was to have the drawings but not the jewels themselves!) - they really did look splendid.

I wondered how long it would be before she actually parted with them..........
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« Reply #394 on: October 27, 2011, 02:13:45 PM »
I wondered what happened to the actual jewels and how much Xenia was able to get out of Russia...

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #395 on: January 07, 2012, 06:17:55 AM »
Pearl necklace of the Empress Maria:


Diamond and pearl brooch:
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/15eeecedfc3031a934c472f0e6c79d7c53db9f750636281.gif

Emerald and diamond jewel:



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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #396 on: June 03, 2012, 12:45:57 AM »
does anyone have more pictures of jewels belonging to Empresses Maria Alexandrovna and Maria Feodorovna....I would like to see them.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #397 on: June 03, 2012, 10:06:50 AM »
I think they were featured in some books already.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #398 on: June 03, 2012, 12:36:44 PM »
I havent really looked at the Deviant de Corsage up close...I was wondering if anyone had a pic of it?

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #399 on: June 04, 2012, 07:39:18 AM »
They are from Lord Twining's book.

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #400 on: December 22, 2012, 08:01:07 PM »
Photographs of four pieces of the Romanov Crown Jewels have been discovered in the U.S. Geological Survey archives.  The jewels are described as being undocumented since they are missing from the 1925 catalog  “Russia’s Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones” which is considered the most complete inventory of the Russian Crown Jewels.

 http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/tracking-the-story-of-the-russian-crown-jewels/

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xPZ7txy-3w

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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #401 on: December 22, 2012, 09:27:35 PM »
Photographs of four pieces of the Romanov Crown Jewels have been discovered in the U.S. Geological Survey archives.  The jewels are described as being undocumented since they are missing from the 1925 catalog  “Russia’s Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones” which is considered the most complete inventory of the Russian Crown Jewels.

 http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/tracking-the-story-of-the-russian-crown-jewels/

video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xPZ7txy-3w

   
                         Thank you for bringing these 4 interesting pieces to our attention! Hopefully the subsequent history and eventual location of the pieces can be established ............... if indeed they still exist in the forms depicted.
                         Parenthetically, I will potentially presume (as I have not presently correlated the dating) that these are NOT the alleged 4 (?) items of the so-called "Crown Jewels" that were used by the Russian Government of that time as collateral for somewhat smaller loan/s (ca. $20-25 thousand dollars) and were allegedly kept in an Irish Bank, until much later redeemed.  There is a thread concerning that subject's premise from some time back on this Forum, as I recall.                                                                 Regards,  AP.
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #402 on: March 28, 2013, 03:36:50 AM »
This is an advertisement from 1953 for Maximilian furs.  The crown the lady is wearing here is the Russian imperial nupital crown and was owned by Cartier at the time. I was rather startled to see it in an advert like this I must say.





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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #403 on: March 28, 2013, 06:31:52 AM »
Will you believe this crown was used for Miss Universe 1952?
If only this crown could talk!

http://en.rian.ru/photolents/20100825/160321536.html
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Re: Imperial Family Jewels
« Reply #404 on: March 28, 2013, 03:09:11 PM »
When was it bought by Mrs. Post ?