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Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~  1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution.  Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~ 1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

Imperial Court Costume - Alexander Palace Time Machine - court gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna 1894

Imperial Court Costume - Alexander Palace Time Machine - court gown of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna 1894

Court dresses belonging to Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna, O. N. Bulbenkova's Workshop, St. Petersburg, 1913. Satin, tulle, velvet, artificial flowers, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia on Tumblr. Whereas there are minor differences between the two extant gowns, the 1913 photo by Boissannas et Eggler of St. Petersburg shows Olga (left) and Tatiana (right) wearing virtually identical gowns. CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…

Court dresses belonging to Grand Duchesses Olga Nikolaevna and Tatiana Nikolaevna, O. N. Bulbenkova's Workshop, St. Petersburg, 1913. Satin, tulle, velvet, artificial flowers, artificial pearls. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia on Tumblr. Whereas there are minor differences between the two extant gowns, the 1913 photo by Boissannas et Eggler of St. Petersburg shows Olga (left) and Tatiana (right) wearing virtually identical gowns. CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…

The Ceremonial Regalia of Michel Ney, Marshal of the Empire, Duke of Elchingen and Prince of Moscow. Circa 1804

The Ceremonial Regalia of Michel Ney, Marshal of the Empire, Duke of Elchingen and Prince of Moscow. Circa 1804

A tiara of huge pear pearls and diamonds, belonging to Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, consort to the last tsar. It is made by court jeweler Bolin.

A tiara of huge pear pearls and diamonds, belonging to Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, consort to the last tsar. It is made by court jeweler Bolin.

Carl Fabergé - An Imperial Tercentenary Pendant, circa 1913. A gold and amethyst pendant made from the designs of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to celebrate the Romanov Tercentenary of 1913. Workshop of Albert Holmström, St. Petersburg, 1913. #Faberge #antique

Carl Fabergé - An Imperial Tercentenary Pendant, circa 1913. A gold and amethyst pendant made from the designs of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna to celebrate the Romanov Tercentenary of 1913. Workshop of Albert Holmström, St. Petersburg, 1913. #Faberge #antique

ROYAL RUSSIA: News, Videos & Photographs About the Romanov Dynasty, Monarchy and Imperial Russia - Updated Daily

ROYAL RUSSIA: News, Videos & Photographs About the Romanov Dynasty, Monarchy and Imperial Russia - Updated Daily

Diamond And Sapphire Tiara From The Russian Crown Jewels. The tiara is better know as Empress Maria Fedorovna Sapphire Kokoshnik Tiara.

Diamond And Sapphire Tiara From The Russian Crown Jewels. The tiara is better know as Empress Maria Fedorovna Sapphire Kokoshnik Tiara.

High quality pictures of Nicholas II and his four daughters in 1913 from TatianaZ https://www.flickr.com/photos/99377981@N03/

High quality pictures of Nicholas II and his four daughters in 1913 from TatianaZ https://www.flickr.com/photos/99377981@N03/

Newly released photo of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia  with the Grand Duchesses Tatiana,Maria and Olga Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia with others on board the Imperial Royal yacht,Polar Star in 1901.   "AL"

Newly released photo of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia with the Grand Duchesses Tatiana,Maria and Olga Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia with others on board the Imperial Royal yacht,Polar Star in 1901. "AL"

Imperial Crown of Russia created for the coronation of Catherine the Great, Russian Crown Jewels - The gold-and-silver crown made by a court jeweler Jeremiah Posier is decorated with almost five thousand diamonds and 75 perfectly round, even-shaped large pearls. Posier achieved a harmonious combination of magnificent diamonds and white-pink pearls enhancing the stateliness and majesty of the crown’s design. A huge ruby-red spinel crowned with a diamond cross was placed on top.

Imperial Crown of Russia created for the coronation of Catherine the Great, Russian Crown Jewels - The gold-and-silver crown made by a court jeweler Jeremiah Posier is decorated with almost five thousand diamonds and 75 perfectly round, even-shaped large pearls. Posier achieved a harmonious combination of magnificent diamonds and white-pink pearls enhancing the stateliness and majesty of the crown’s design. A huge ruby-red spinel crowned with a diamond cross was placed on top.

The last Imperial couple of Russia with four eldest children - all girls. Originally black and white image coloured

The last Imperial couple of Russia with four eldest children - all girls. Originally black and white image coloured

Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Russian Imperial Jewels. ~ Grand Duchess Vladimir's diamond and sapphire kokoshnik tiara.

Marie Poutine's Jewels & Royals: Russian Imperial Jewels. ~ Grand Duchess Vladimir's diamond and sapphire kokoshnik tiara.