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An Imperial gem set gold brooch by Carl Fabergé, centred with the cypher of the Empress Maria Feodorovna in rose diamonds, encircled a ruby and diamond wreath, surmounted by a bow holding a brilliant cut diamond. Workmaster: Albert Holmström, St Petersburg, circa 1914.

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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. One of the most interesting and, unfortunately, mysterious parures belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Alexander III and mother of Nicholas II.

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from www.thejewelleryeditor.com

Three centuries of Russian court jewellery is unveiled in Jewels of the Romanovs book

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Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar of Denmark) (1847-1928, colorized & very young by unknown artist. Wife of Alexander III (1845-1894), Russia..

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