wurttemberger

Gilded Toilet Service, Silver, wrought, cast, engraved, gold-plated, c.1871

In 1871 for her 25th Wedding Anniversary Queen Olga of Württemberg (Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (11 September 1822 – 30 October 1892), queen consort of Württemberg, was a member of the Russian imperial family, daughter of tsar Nicholas i) received this magnificent toilet service. The eleven-part set consists of: mirror, two chandeliers, sink pots and sponge dish, soap, toothbrush and comb box, hand mirror and a table bell. All parts carry the Wiirttemberg-Russian alliance crest. The total almost 19 kilogram service was purchased with the appropriate case for 3,365 guilders. The gilded garnish served purely representative purposes and was probably made in a magnificently appointed bedrooms to be showcased. 

Landesmuseum Württemberg