24 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
An Imperial gemset gold stick-pin
mark of Friedrich Köchli, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
Formed as the conjoined 'MM,' surmounded by a rose-diamond and cabochon ruby Imperial crown, marked on pin, in original fitted case, the interior cover stamped with the Imperial warrant and in Cyrillic 'FRID.KEKHLI./S.PETERBURG'
The finial: 7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high
The crowned cypher 'MM' is for Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929).
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