Thank you! I enjoyed reading and looking at these pictures of the Tsarina's gifts to those twins. It's unusual for a royal person to ask another person to become this person's children's godmother, isn't it?
: 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
: Second ref to earlier thread
: Was it this egg?
: Edited for third ref to earlier press story
: 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.
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