Imperial presentation box, workshop of Henrik Emanuel Wigström, 1916
This box was one of the last imperial presentation boxes to be given on behalf of the Tsar. it is decorated with green guilloché enamel, two different kinds of diamonds and a miniature of Tsar Nicholas II.
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30 Day Romanov Challenge - Day 7 : Favourite Holiday Destination.
Royal Gathering in Denmark
I love the fact that nearly every summer the grown-up children of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark visited their father and mother. Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, Queen Alexandra of England, King George of Greece, they came together with their families. With these gatherings they kept ties strong, sharing a lot of joy and fun during these break. A real family gathering.
“Normally, my grandfather, Christian IX, and grandmother, Queen Louise, would come ou to our ship to bid us welcome to Denmark. Then we were rowed ashore and shortly after off we steamed to Fredensborg. We children really lookes forward to these trips, partly because we met with numerous playmates, partly because we were treated to bread and butter with shrimps on. […] King Christian IX xas the most wonderful and lovable grandfather one could wish for. He often played with us children. The Queen was also both friendly and loving, but she did not play with us - but I loved her vey much all the same. As a rule, we were a crowd of children visiting “Europe’s Grandfather”. We came from Russia, England, Greece and Gmunden in Austria. There were also the Danish prince and princesses there.[…] Grandmother would take me for a walk in the park and show me the flowers. There were flowers everywhere in her rooms. Since that time, the scent of roses has always reminded me of my dear “Amama”, and I can still picture her old, gentle face.” Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna “25 Chapters of my life”