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A Fabergé gold and moonstone magnifying glass, workmaster Theodore Ringe, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A Fabergé gold and moonstone magnifying glass, workmaster Theodore Ringe, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A Fabergé gold and moonstone magnifying glass, workmaster Theodore Ringe, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
the exterior of the case polished to a mirror surface and set with two oval and two circular cabochon moonstones, the glass held in a hinged gold bezel, struck with workmaster's initials, 56 standard
length 8.5cm, 3 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (1879-1952), daughter of Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna

Catalogue Note

Queen Alexandrine was born Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and was the daughter of Grand Duke Friedrich Franz III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1851-1897) and his wife Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860-1922). She travelled to Russia often to visit her many relations, including her grandfather, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich (1832-1909), her aunt, Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), her uncle and aunt, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (1866-1933) and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960), and her sister-in-law, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the Elder (1854-1920). (Maria Pavlovna was the sister of Friedrich Franz III). She had a large collection of works by Fabergé and other Imperial court jewellers, undoubtedly given to her by her relations. Alexandrine married Prince Christian X of Denmark in 1898 and was instrumental in safeguarding her Russian relations in 1918.

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