Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving.
We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices. Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability. We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel'beautiful', meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest.
The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. When the Tsar died in 1894 and Nicholas became Tsar, and as he had no children, Grand Duke George took on the role of Tsarevich until his own death in 1899. BY THE GRACE OF GOD.EMPEROR AND AUTOCRAT OF ALL THE RUSSIAS. King of Poland, Grand Duke of Finland. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. We declare to all our faithful citizens. It was pleasing to God Almighty in his mysterious ways, to discontinue the precious life of our beloved parent, His Majesty the Emperor Alexander Alexandrovich.
The serious illness could not be stopped by treatment, nor by the blessed climate of Crimea, and on October 20, He died in Livadiya, surrounded by his family, in the arms of Her Imperial Majesty the Empress. Our grief cannot be expressed in words, but every Russian heart will understand it, and we believe that there will not be a place in our far-flung state, where nobody would shed a tear for his Majesty, who died before his time and left his native land, which he loved with all the power of his Russian soul, and on whose prosperity he put all his thoughts, sparing neither his health nor life. And not only in Russia, but far beyond its borders, they will never stop honouring the memory of the Tsar, who embodied unshakable truth and peace that has never been breached during his entire reign. But may the Holy will of the Almighty God be, and may the unshakable faith in the wisdom of the higher calling strengthen us, let our consciousness be comforted by the fact that our sorrow is the sorrow of all our beloved people, and may it not be forgotten that the strength of Holy Russia is in its unity with us and in its utter devotion. We, in this mournful, but solemn hour of Ours accession to the throne of the Russian Empire and inseparable with it the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Finland, remember the precepts of our departed parent and, embracing them, accept the sacred vow before the Almighty God to always have the common goal of peaceful success, the power and glory of dear Russia and making all of our loyal citizens happy.
Raising fervent prayers to the Throne of the Almighty God for the repose of the pure soul of our memorable parent, we command all of our citizens to take an oath of allegiance to us and the heir, His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke George Alexandrovich, who will be the heir, as long as it is pleasing to God to bless our marriage with Princess Alice of Hesse-Darmstadt with the birth of a son. A, in the summer of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four after the birth of Christ, during the reign of Ours in the first. On the original, signed by His Imperial Majesty's own hand. Size: 37 x 23 cm approx.This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.