The most magnificent piece is a gold chalice that Catherine commissioned as part of a communion set in 1791. It was made in St. Petersburg by Iver Windfeldt Buch of gold, diamonds, chalcedony, bloodstone, nephrite, carnelian, and cast glass.
Book Dreamlandia! This quote would be better if it was gender neutral, because Mama can agree with the sentiment and loves to daydream! “All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ― T.E. Lawrence
Part II of ‘Die Bücher der Chronika der drei Schwestern / The Book of Chronicles of the Three Sisters’ by Johann Karl August Musäus; illustrated by Heinrich Lefler and Joseph Urban. Published 1900 by Verlag von J.A. Stargardt, Berlin.