A pair of Fabergé jewelled gold, enamel and hardstone cufflinks, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St Petersburg, 1908-1917
- silver, gold, enamel, diamond, hardstone
During the years 1908-1917, four of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna's nephews and three of her grandnephews were made Knights of the Danish Order of the Elephant. The four nephews: Prince Erik of Denmark (1908), Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (1909), Prince Viggo of Denmark (1911), and The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII (1914). The three grandnephews: Prince George of Greece, later King George II (1909), Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, later King Frederick IX (1912), and Prince Knud of Denmark (1912). Also knighted was her late husband's first cousin, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1909). It is suggested here that either she or her son Emperor Nicholas II may have commissioned these cufflinks from Fabergé as a gift to a newly knighted relative, or perhaps for Count Vladimir Frederiks, the Emperor's Imperial Household Minister, who was knighted in 1909.