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    Imperial Russian Enameled Silver Romanov Tercentenary Pendant in the Form of a Miniature Photo Album
    Stamped St. Petersburg, 1908-17

    The cover of the rectangular miniature book pendant enameled in royal blue, applied with a Russian Imperial double-headed eagle with dates 1613 and 1913, containing images of all the Romanov sovereigns from the first, Tsar Michael Fedorovich (r. 1613-1645) and the last, Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich (r. 1894-1917), along with images of Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna, the Tsarevich Grand Duke Alexei Nikolaevich-1 in. long

    The Romanov Tercentenary marked the dynasty's final chapter. Ironically, despite his imminent demise, the last Tsar's popularity had never been greater, as the cheering masses during the 1913 celebrations revealed. A service in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan in St. Petersburg was held in February, followed by numerous receptions at the Winter Palace and a lavish ball in honor of the Imperial Couple, Nicholas and Alexandra. To commemorate Russia's pre-Petrine past, the Tsarina wore the traditional kokoshnik headdress with a simple tunic. In May, the couple retraced the pilgrimage taken by Michael Fedorovich, the first Romanov Tsar, from his birthplace in Kostroma to the ancient capital of Moscow.

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    Purchased from A la Vieille Russie


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    April, 2008
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