An early 20th century amethyst and diamond flower brooch, by Plisson & Hartz. The carved amethyst flowerhead, with a single-cut diamond stamen and rose-cut diamond leaves, maker's mark, French assay mark.
Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.
An early 20th century pair of sapphire and diamond pendent earrings. Of openwork inverted lotus shape, millegrain-set throughout with old brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires, to an articulated line surmount of old brilliant-cut diamonds and square-cut sapphires, diamonds approx. 1.00ct total, later fitting, length #afs 9/5/13