05 novembre 2016

Princess Alice of Battenberg's gem-set necklace by Fabergé,

A wedding gift from Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia to Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (born Princess Alice of Battenberg). A gem-set necklace by Fabergé composed of graduated oval Ceylon sapphires bordered with diamonds alternating with diamond-set elements of inverted square form centred with a diamond. Signed with the initials of Albert Holmström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917. Private Collection. Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark (born Princess of Battenberg) wearing the Fabergé necklace.

30 mai 2016

Philip de László, portraits mondains

Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait of Comtesse Jean de Castellane, née Marie Dorothée de Talleyrand-Périgord, other married name Fürstin Karl Egon IV zu Fürstenberg, 1899. Photo Jacqueline Hyde © de Laszlo Foundation Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait de la comtesse Greffulhe, née Caraman-Chimay, 1905. Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait d'Elaine, Duchesse de Guiche, née Greffulhe, 1905. Philip de László (1869-1937), Portrait of Princess Max Egon von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, née María de la Piedad de Yturbe, 1906.... [Lire la suite]