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    Sale 5218

    Fine Jewellery

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 352

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUBY AND DIAMOND MONOGRAM PENDANT

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY RUBY AND DIAMOND MONOGRAM PENDANT
    With entwined ruby and rose-cut diamond double M monogram for The Grand Duke Michael of Russia, beneath a rose-cut diamond Russian crown, circa 1910, converted from a stickpin


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    Post Lot Text

    PROVENANCE

    Grand Duke Michael of Russia (1878-1918), the brother of Tsar Nicholas II, leased Keele Hall in Staffordshire in 1900 and came to live there in 1901. On Tuesday March 1st 1910, he and his family left Keele Hall for the last time via Newcastle Station for their new home at Kenwood, London. The travel arrangements were made by William Holbrook, the Station Master at Newcastle- under-Lyme, and for this service he was awarded a diamond and ruby stickpin which was passed down through his family and eventually transformed into a pendant