St. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a young girl in Sudan and sold as a slave. She suffered bullying and hardship under different masters. One took her to Italy where she met the Canossian Sisters. She learned about Jesus and became a nun later. She led a holy life of humility, service and charity, inspiring everyone especially her African people. She also forgave her captors and those who caused her much suffering. She is the patron saint of Sudan. Her feast day is on 8 February.
A Fabergé Gold and Gem-Set Charka, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1895 - Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) the cup engraved with a radiating pattern set with series of graduated gold bosses with saphires, with handle set with gold 1779 ruble coin and mounted in cabachon saphires...
We're so excited to be collaborating with Natalie of @royalhouseofwraps The Queen Wrap and Collar Set will be sold exclusively at the @shopzuvaa Pop Up Tour in LA this weekend! We'll be at FIGat7th – 725 South Figueroa St. Level M1 Los Angeles, CA 90017 November 5th & 6th. See you soon #KaelaKayQueens
A Fabergé Imperial Presentation jewelled gold and enamel brooch, workmaster August Hollming, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, rectangular with cut corners, centred with a step-cut amethyst, the frame of openwork chased laurel issuing from four circular-cut diamonds within white line borders. Purchased for 115 roubles by the Imperial Cabinet for Empress Maria Feodorovna's trip to Denmark and Norway in 1908.