The Fedorovskaya has been one of the most venerated icons in Russia. Since 1613, when Ksenia Ivanova blessed her 16-year old son, Michail Romanov, with this image during his coronation as Tsar, the Feodor Mother of God became the patroness of the Romanov Dynasty. To honour this icon, Tsar Nicolas II and his wife Alexandra Feodorovna had a private chapel built in the park of their residence of Tsarskoe Selo dedicated to her. Furthermore, it is in front of this icon that the Tercentenary of the Romanov dynasty was celebrated. This lot was most likely produced for the latter occasion.