A Royal Princess - so of course her miniature was painted in enamel on gold, adorned with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, pearls and topaz. Inspired by a Raphael Cherub, Prince Albert designed this brooch in 1841 as a Christmas present for Queen Victoria. Royal Enamelist William Essex executed the gift based on the Sir William Charles Ross miniature of the infant Victoria, Princess Royal. Upon receiving it, Queen Victoria wrote 'The workmanship and design are quite exquisite, and…
Jeweled Collar in the Shape of a Peacock Feather 1900, Mellerio dits Meller Stunning, no? another here 18 karat gold, enamel, diamonds 2 3/8 x 4 3/8 in. (6.1 x 11.2 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
The Mosaic egg, also belonging in the Royal Collection was considered one of Faberge’s most sophisticated creations. It was gifted to the Empress Alexandra by her husband, Tsar Nicholas II in 1914. However, due to the original invoice being destroyed, the exact cost of this egg is unknown. The five portraits on the ‘surprise’ are of OTMA and Alexei, their children.
2."Pansies" made in 1899. The egg is made of jade, gold, gilded silver, diamonds and enamel. Surprise eggs - gold easel on which stands in the center of a diamond heart with enamel. At the heart - an easel eleven ovals of red enamel, which are the initials of the Romanov family. All ovals open and under them are miniature portraits of the Royal Family.