Princess Dagmar of Denmark, who became Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia (1866)

Princess Dagmar of Denmark, who became Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia (1866)

Coronation dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna, Studio of Izambard Chanceau, embroidery studio of A. Laman, St. Petersburg, 1883. Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums. Photos via: Moscow Kremlin Museums (three-quarter frontal view); m24.ru (back view); madoa on Flickr (detail of train). Maria Feodorovna can be seen wearing the dress in Georges Becker's 1888 painting, "The Coronation of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna." Collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St…

Coronation dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna, Studio of Izambard Chanceau, embroidery studio of A. Laman, St. Petersburg, 1883. Collection of Moscow Kremlin Museums. Photos via: Moscow Kremlin Museums (three-quarter frontal view); m24.ru (back view); madoa on Flickr (detail of train). Maria Feodorovna can be seen wearing the dress in Georges Becker's 1888 painting, "The Coronation of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna." Collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St…

Princess Dagmar of Denmark, later Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928)  [... I totally love her hairstyle ...]

Princess Dagmar of Denmark, later Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) [... I totally love her hairstyle ...]

Tsarina Maria Feodorovna Portrait by Vladimir Makovsky

Scrap metal dealer discovers £20million Faberge egg at a bric-a-brac stall

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Above: Small imperial crown of Russia. Image via Elena Horvathova on LiveJournal (http://eho-2013.livejournal.com/62382.html). Set entirely in diamonds, the crown is now housed at the Moscow Kremlin as part of the Diamond Fund. There used to be two such crowns in the collection, but one was sold after the Russian revolution. Below: Photograph of Maria Feodorovna, Dowager Empress of Russia, wearing the small imperial crown, 1898. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Once PRINCESS DAGMAR of Denmark and later becoming EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA mother of Nicholas

Once PRINCESS DAGMAR of Denmark and later becoming EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA mother of Nicholas

Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

Maria Feodorovna, Empress Consort of Russia, she never accepted the fate of her sons and grandchildren, and in fact continued hoping that they had all managed to survive the revolution.The Dowager Empress of Russia, Maria died in 1928.

Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna, wife of Alexander III Emperor of All the Russians.  c 1895

Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna, wife of Alexander III Emperor of All the Russians. c 1895

Empress Maria Feodorovna's Sapphire Parure ~ The Romanovs had one of the most impressive jewellery collections of all times. None of the current Houses, not even the British one, can match the splendour of the Romanov Court. One of the most interesting and, unfortunately, mysterious parures belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Alexander III and mother of Nicholas II.

Empress Maria Feodorovna's Sapphire Parure ~ The Romanovs had one of the most impressive jewellery collections of all times. None of the current Houses, not even the British one, can match the splendour of the Romanov Court. One of the most interesting and, unfortunately, mysterious parures belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, wife of Alexander III and mother of Nicholas II.

Detail of a portrait of Maria Feodorovna by Konstantin Makovsky showing some of her fabulous jewels

Detail of a portrait of Maria Feodorovna by Konstantin Makovsky showing some of her fabulous jewels

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