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A Fabergé Imperial gold, glass and hardstone brooch, workmaster: Alfred Thielemann, St. Petersburg,

circa 1905

Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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552
A Fabergé Imperial gold, glass and hardstone brooch, workmaster: Alfred Thielemann, St. Petersburg,

circa 1905

Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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A Fabergé Imperial gold, glass and hardstone brooch, workmaster: Alfred Thielemann, St. Petersburg,

circa 1905

circular, the openwork disc cast with the Monogram of Christ, suspending two nephrite and three purpurine eggs from gold chains, with workmaster's initials, scratched inventory number 3086, 56 standard, in original fitted wood case with handwritten note in pencil: For darling Orchie dear fr[om] Alix & the 5 children
diameter: 2cm, 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Purchased by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna; recorded in the Imperial Ledger 17 March 1906; 
Presented to Mrs Mary Anne Orchard. 

Catalogue Note

Mrs Mary Anne Orchard was nanny to the last Empress in childhood and stayed with her former charge until her own death in 1906 bringing up all five children of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna. "Orchie" as she was known to the children provided them with excellent nursery training, organising their time in such a way as to allow them to take advantage of every hour that their mother could spare for them.

Since Mrs Orchard died in 1906 and Nicholas and Alexandra's fifth child, Tsarevich Alexei was born in 1904, the present lot can be dated to  circa  1905.

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