This rare Fabergé snuffbox was thought to be lost until 2010, when it was sold by Christie's for 1,000,000 USD. The snuffbox, with a miniature portrait of Nicholas II in a diamond frame, was presented to Turkan Pasha, the Ambassador of the Ottoman Empire in Russia, in 1913.
A necklace that Marie Antoinette owned was auctioned at Christie's London on Dec. 12, 2007, as part of the Magnificent Jewelry Sale. The bauble, which is comprised of pearls, diamonds and rubies, was valued between £350,000-400,000.
One of a collection jewels said to have belonged to Marie Antoinette, whose trusted friend, Lady Sutherland, wife of the British ambassador, was able to smuggle them out of France under cover of diplomatic immunity. Christie's London will handle the auction of this extraordinary collection.