Image:: Snuffboxes of the 18th century, the Romanovs collection || Russian fashion for snuffboxes started with Catherine II, though snuffboxes were also popular at the court of her ancestor Elizabeth I. At the age of 25 future Catherine II addicted to snuff. Being a very prudent woman she always took the snuff by her left hand as she gave her right hand for court kisses and did not want people smell tobacco.
A GIFT FROM EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA A FABERGÉ IMPERIAL ENAMEL CARD CASE WITH GOLD AND SEED PEARL MOUNTS, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903 Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP LOT SOLD. 181,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyers Premium) the surface enamelled in translucent green enamel stripes over hatched engine-turning, the rim mount set with seed pearls, cabochon ruby thumbpiece. From the Romanov Heirloom sale at Sotheby's.
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 – large and small – & 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 ...