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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 208

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1795/1800

    Count Nikolai Semenovich Mordvinov (1754-1845), in black coat, white shirt, black cravat, wearing the a blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, and the breast-star of St. Vladimir

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1795/1800
    Count Nikolai Semenovich Mordvinov (1754-1845), in black coat, white shirt, black cravat, wearing the a blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew, and the breast-star of St. Vladimir
    oval, 2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    He entered the navy and sailed to England in 1774, saw active service in the Russo-Turkish war, before holding various posts under Alexander I and Nicholas I. A follower of Adam Smith in economic affairs, and Jeremy Bentham in politics, he tried to influence the direction of Russian policies.

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