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Grigori Alexandrovich Potyomkin-Tavricheski, Prince Potemkin (1739-1791), by whom given to Alleyne FitzHerbert, Baron St. Helens (1753-1839), circa 1787, and by descent to
Sir William FitzHerbert, 4th Bt. (1808-1896).
Catalogue of Pictures and Curios at Tissington Hall, 1887, by Ida, daughter of Sir William FitzHerbert, 4th Bt., as a 'Pair of gold worked Pistols, given by Prince Potemkin (a favourite minister of Empress Catherine of Russia) to Lord St. Helens + from him to Sir William FitzHerbert'
G. Jackson-Stops, 'Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - I', Country Life, 22 July 1976, p. 216, fig. 8