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BROOCH WITH MINIATURES OF NICHOLAS II AND ALEXANDRA

Made by: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin

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 at the time of 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 -- watercolor on ivory
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1894-1896
Size:
1 3/8 × 1 9/16 in. (3.5 × 4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.241
Class:
Costume Accessories
Signature marks:
MARK: 56; Ya.L in Cyrillic for Iakov Liapunov (Essayer in St.Petersburg in 1899-1903); FABERGE in Cyrillic; MP in Cyrillic for Mikhail Perkhin; [on b ack and on clasp] IMPORT MARK: French import mark "weebil" [on pin]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973