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20 IMPERIAL CIGARETTE CASE Fabergé, St. Petersburg, circa 1890 Workmaster Mikhail Perkhin Gold, enamel, silk tinder cord, in the original chamois slip case L. 4 ¾ in. LITER ATURE

U. Tillander-Godenhielm, Fabergé: ja hänen suomalaiset mestarinsa, Helsinki, 2008, pp. 98–99. U. Tillander-Godenhielm, Fabergén suomalaiset mestarit, Helsinki, 2011, p. 75.

EXHIBITED

Tampere, The Era of Fabergé, Museums in Finland and Moscow Kremlin Museum, June 17–October 1, 2006. Shanghai, Christie’s, October 2014.

P R I VAT E C OL L E C T ION, F I N L A N D

The inside cover engraved in facsimile handwriting of the Empress Maria Feodorovna: 28 October 1890. A gift from the Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847–1928) to her husband, Emperor Alexander III (1845–1894), on their 24th wedding anniversary, then by descent. In 1866, Alexander III (1845–1894) married the Danish Princess Dagmar (1847–1928), daughter

of King Christian IX of Denmark (1818–1906) and Queen Louise, née Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817– 1898). Dagmar took the name of Maria Feodorovna after her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy. Together the couple had f ive children, including Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (1868– 1918), who would succeed his father as Emperor of Russia in 1894.

The tall, powerful emperor and the petite princess, so unalike in both personality and appearance, shared a very happy marriage and family life. They remained devoted and attached to each other throughout their lives.

INSIDE COVER

Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna.

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Unknown Fabergé  

An excerpt of the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN. October 6, 2016 to February 26, 201...

Unknown Fabergé  

An excerpt of the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN. October 6, 2016 to February 26, 201...

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