Brooch belonging to Tsarina Maria which was then passed to her daughter Xenia after her death. She tried to sell to Queen Mary but failed. She then sold it to Lady Deterding who sent the brooch to Cartier to make an outstanding necklace.
Coronation dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna, Studio of Izambard Chanceau, embroidery by A. Petersburg, Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums. Photos via: Moscow Kremlin Museums (three-quarter frontal view);
Empress Maria Feodorovna's Sapphire Parure ~ The Romanovs had one of the most impressive jewellery collections of all times. None of the current Houses, not even the British one, can match the splendour of the Romanov Court.
Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in