Saturday August 15, 2020

Royal gifts from a bygone age

With the ‘‘what on earth can I buy them?” time of year almost upon us, a forthcoming sale shows how European royalty handled the problem many years ago.

15th November, 2008

With the ‘‘what on earth can I buy them?” time of year almost upon us, a forthcoming sale shows how European royalty handled the problem many years ago.

Entitled Imperial and Royal Presents, it comprises 100 lots of Faberge, Russian works of art and vertu, many gifted by Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, Maria Fedorovna, Empress of Russia, Grand Duchess Olga, King George I of the Hellenes, and Princess Alexandra of Wales...

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