Gold coins: Two pairs of gold cufflinks, the first Anton Michelson, Copenhagen, the second Georg Füssl & Sohn, Vienna, circa 1860-70
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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- diameters: 3.1, 2.1cm; 1 1/4 , 7/8 in.
each link of the first pair swivel-set with a 2 Christian d'or coin of King Christian IX of Denmark dated 1866, further struck CF; the second pair comprising four 20 franc gold coins, two of King Louis XVIII of France dated 1814 and two of King Charles X of France dated 1827 and 1830
In 1866, Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich, future Emperor Alexander III, accompanied by his younger brothers, Grand Dukes Vladimir and Alexei, visited Denmark. King Christian IX invited the honoured guests to his summer residence in Fredensborg, where 10 days later the engagement of Alexander to Princess Dagmar was announced. To celebrate the occasion, a state banquet was organised and attended by the Grand Dukes. As was customary, the hosts and guests must have exchanged gifts.