THE ROMANOVS JEWELRY~ FABERGE || After the fall of the Byzantine empire in the 15th century, Russia adopted the Byzantine double headed eagle as its state emblem. Over the following centuries, the state eagle was modified several times, but in the 1910s, the original Byzantine eagle was revived in decorative arts. The ring was made in St. Petersburg by Faberge's workmaster Vladimir Solovyov. Could be presented by mother of Nikolay II to men only for service and assistance to The Romanovs
A large Russian silver gilt and shaded cloisonne enamel kovsh, Maria Semenova, Moscow, circa 1896-1908. Of unusual boat-shape form with scalloped rim and raised lobed body, the kovsh painted with polychrome scrolling flower-head motifs against a gilded , stippled ground, the rim of turquoise filigree enamel bordered by white enamel beads, a center oval medallion with the Imperial eagle surrounded by a band of turquoise enamel beads.
Alexander III Equestrian Monument Egg, 1910. Presented by Nicholas II to Dowager Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Green gold, platinum, portrait diamond, rose-cut diamonds, lapis lazuli, rock crystal. Kept in Kremlin Armoury Museum, Moscow.
Circa late 1800's, a beautiful Italian Bobbin lace banquet tablecloth. The design is quite extravagant with swirling and undulating vines and flowers surrounding the central vignette. Two eagles with crowns are then surrounded by birds in flight, rabbit or hares, peacocks, and dogs. There are appr. over sixty animals worked into this cloth. A stunning tablecloth with a wonderful design!
A Fabergé Imperial Presentation jeweled two-colour gold tie pin, workmaster Alfred Thielemann, St Petersburg, 1904-1908 cast and chased as an Imperial eagle within a ribbon-tied laurel wreath, the top set with a sapphire. Purchased by the Imperial Cabinet for 30 roubles for Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's visit to England, 1909. Presented to Mr Tapper, a courtier at Sandringham, thence by descent.