Cigarette case in gold
Cigarette case in gold and enamel with a Russian Emperor’s Crown in brilliants. It was made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Crown Prince Frederik (VIII) at the crowning of Emperor Nicholas II in 1896.
Electric bell push in the shape of an elephant made of obsidian with rose-cut diamonds as eyes. Carved stone animals were among Fabergé’s specialties, and the company produced many items with elephants. This one stands on a cover of enamelled gold, laid over a bowenite plinth on four gilt legs. It was bought by Maria Feodorovna in 1898 and probably given to her father Christian IX.
Table lighter made of bowenite in the shape of an oblong egg. The lower part of the egg is set in a small gold stand, where an encircling ring, diamond-studded ribbons and four garlands meet in a square gold mountings, each with a ruby. The egg stands on four cast deer hooves — a playful thought which is typical of Fabergé.
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).