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    Sale 7454

    Important Jewellery

    13 June 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    AN HISTORIC ROYAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE BROOCH, BY KOECHLI

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    AN HISTORIC ROYAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE BROOCH, BY KOECHLI
    The two miniature portraits of HRH Prince Nicholas of Greece (1872-1938) and HI and HR Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957) commemorating their wedding in 1902, within a rose-cut diamond border to the heart-shaped vari-cut diamond frame, 4.4 cm. high, with Russian assay mark for gold
    With maker's mark for Friedrich Koechli (1839-1909)


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    Friedrich Koechli was a Swiss-born jeweller working in St. Petersburg from 1897. He was also a jeweller to the Imperial Court from 1902.

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    Provenance

    Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957)


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF HRH PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YUGOSLAVIA