Saturday, 23 March 2013

A beautiful lady's brooch

This sensational diamond brooch was made to be worn by ladies- in -waiting for Queen Catherine II in the late 18thC.  The cypher is a 'C' although I thought it was an E and I thought I would like one for Christmas.  Seriously, I find this a very beautiful object and wonder how it was saved and where is it now?   I think it may be at the Hermitage Museum in Russia but my p.c. does not tell.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth, you were right the first time; the cipher is an "E." In Russian, "Catherine" is spelled (more or less, I can't produce the Cyrillic letters on my keyboard) "EKATEPNHA." So, in proper Russian, Catherine the Great's Initial is an "E." Kindest regards, Lucia