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DAME À PORTRAIT

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DAME À PORTRAIT

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About this object

At top of pendant is the imperial crown in rose cut diamonds with enameled Maltese cross. Suspended from it is a double frame holding two miniatures, left the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna and right, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. Miniatures are unsigned. Framed in borders of rose cut diamonds, inner border having diamonds of a larger size.

Category:
jewelry
Object name:
DAME À PORTRAIT
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- pastes -- silver -- silver gilt --miniatures on cardboard --glass
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
1912
Size:
8.7 x 7.2 x 1.9 cm (3 7/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.65
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
MARK ET On top edge of right frame above image of Alexandra Fedorovna French import mark for 1864-1893 and after. Same mark appears on 18.64 inscription 333 Handwritten in pencil on back of miniature of Maria Fedorovna The number apparently indicates for whom the brooch was made. inscription 334 Handwritten in pencil on back of miniature of Alexandra Fedorovna The number apparently indicates for whom the brooch was made.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II"