Diamond studded brooch in the shape of the Russian imperial crown, produced in eighteen examples on the occasion of Nicholas II’s coronation in St. Petersburg, 1896.

Given to all the then Grand Duchesses of Russia, including Grand Duchess Anastasia, who handed this brooch down to her daughter, Queen Alexandrine. Only two other coronation brooches are known to exist today.

The brooch was left to The Danish Royal Collection by Queen Alexandrine’s grandchild, Princess Elisabeth (1935-2018).