Faberge Collection for London Auction

On 30 November, Sotheby’s London will bring to the market the extraordinary and rediscovered collection of personal and rare objects, including many exquisite pieces of Fabergé, which belonged to Her Imperial Highness Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess Vladimir (1854-1920) and her late husband, His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909) – son of Emperor Alexander II and brother of Emperor Alexander III. The sale will comprise around 100 lots of cigarette boxes and an extraordinary array of cufflinks, including many fine pieces of Fabergé, that bear ciphers, Imperial inscriptions and coats of arms and even photographs of the Vladimirs and their immediate family. Estimates for the objects in the auction – several of which are in immaculate condition – range from £80/120 ($150/200) up to £4/6,000 ($6/10,000) for a set of cufflinks, and for a cigarette box from £700/900 ($1,200/1,500) up to £70/90,000 ($120/150,000). The entire offering is expected to realise in the region of £1 million ($1.7 million)