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. Fine antique imperial Russian Dinner Menu embossed with the Russian imperial eagle in gold and other colours dated 31st July 1913. In 1913 the French General, Marshal Joseph Joffre, traveled to St Petersburg to meet with Tsar Nicholas II and the military elite of Russia as part of a diplomatic mission to strengthen the Triple Entente.
The Triple Entente was an alliance between Russia, France and Britain and designed as a military counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria and Italy. On his arrival in Russia, Marshall Joffre was afforded the greatest of welcomes and receptions including being able to partake in military maneuvers with the Russian Emperor himself. The Tsars hospitality extended to this dinner held at the grand Peterhof Palace in.Of the visiting General and French delegation. As was often the custom on matters of military significance, this was a male-only dinner with not even the Tsarina in attendance. The menu itself is from the palace place-setting of Colonel Dumezil who was Aide-de-Camp to Marshal Joffre. Photos form part of the description.
Size: 20.5 x 13.5 cm approx. The item "Antique Imperial Russian Menu Peterhof Hosted by Tsar Nicholas II Romanov 1913" is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables".
The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in london. This item can be shipped worldwide.