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Brooch with Miniatures of Nicholas II and Alexandra

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Brooch with Miniatures of Nicholas II and Alexandra

Made by: Fabergé __Firm ||Perkhin, Mikhail __Workmaster

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The two unsigned oval miniatures of Nicholas II and Alexandra are each set in a gold oval frame with rose cut diamonds. Above, linking the two miniatures is a lover's knot in diamonds, and below this one faceted sapphire. At bottom a rose cut diamond, with four diamonds set below it, links the two miniatures. Back is melon like. Most likely made soon after Nicholas and Alexandra's wedding. She is wearing headpiece and jewels similar to the ones on the wedding portraits, Nicholas is depicted in colonel's uniform of His majesty's Life-Guard Hussars Regiment, the one he wore on his wedding.

Object name:
Brooch with Miniatures of Nicholas II and Alexandra
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- sapphire -- miniatures
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
overall __1.36 IN __1.56 IN
overall __3.47 CM __3.97 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Costume Accessories
Signature marks:
MARK __on back and on clasp: 56, Ya.L in Cyrillic for Iakov Liapunov (Essayer in St.Petersburg in 1899-1903),FABERGE in Cyrillic. MP in Cyrillic for Mikhail Perkhin; ||import mark __French import mrark "weebil" __pin
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","Fabergé Rediscovered"