A large imperial album with family photos of Alexander II and Empress Maria Alexandrovna, which was considered lost, returned to Crimea and was donated to the Livadia Palace.
The album with photographs in the morocco cover is decorated with silver gilt ornaments with opaque enamel of different colors and a figured buckle. This album with family photos of Alexander II and Maria Alexandrovna is an artistic and historical document of the epoch. The album is an outstanding masterpiece of jewelry, reflecting the development of the Moscow school of enamel made in Pavel Ovchinnikov’s factory.
Sergey Aksenov took part in the solemn ceremony of handing the album to the Livadia Palace: “The album contains 22 original photos of members of the Russian Imperial and English royal courts. I thank the “Renaissance of the Nation” foundation, whose team made possible to redeem the artifact and return it to our homeland. Today, the Imperial album was transferred to Livadia Palace, where it will be presented as an exhibit. I am glad that Crimea continues to develop as one of the Russian cultural centers and I am confident that we will continue to strengthen this position,” the head of the Republic noted.