An interesting royal provenance has been established for a beautiful Mecca-stone and diamond brooch by Carl Fabergé. An inventory number scratched into the metal, in a hesitant hand, refers to surviving ledgers which tell us it was bought by Her late Majesty Queen Alexandra. One of Carl Fabergé's most notable patrons, she purchased it from the London branch of Fabergé on 29th October, 1906.
A FABERGÉ IMPERIAL ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE WITH JEWELLED TWO-COLOUR GOLD MOUNTS, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899 in rococo taste, the surface enamelled in translucent chartreuse yellow over banded wavy engine-turning, overlaid with diamond-set scrolls, diamond thumbpiece, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, with scratched inventory number 2300, 56 standard
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Pair of hose Great Britain Between 1640 and 1649 Knitted wool.The enormous tops of these hose were designed to fit inside the bucket shaped Cavalier boots worn during the time of Charles I. These fashionably wide boots were worn with the tops turned down almost to the ankle. Their shape and decoration imitates that of the cut cloth hose which were being worn at this time.