Ursula - did you pick up the detail, in the story of the sale of the cutlery?
Wartski acquired the cutlery for Harrogate's Royal Pump Room Museum.
A scrapbook of photos and telegrams, was included - It contains photographs and telegrams from Carl Faberge - the famous jeweller - requesting pictures of their hotel to be used in the design of a golden Easter egg which was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas as a present for his wife.
First ref to cutlery sold http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-39130981
Second ref to earlier thread http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1476012813.html
Was it this egg?
Edited for third ref to earlier press story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4215118/Faberg-cutlery-set-goes-sale-10-000.html
Edited again to be clear: obviously there are some details to be sorted out but it is a great story.
Whenever Wartski is involved I always think of "our Geoffrey" and his role on the Antiques Roadshow. He once told how some regular viewers of the show in Australia have champagne on hand. Every time he says Fabergé they drink a toast.