11 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 22,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A jewelled gold and enamel tumbler
mark of Eduard Schramm, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
The thistle-shaped octagonal body with convex lower band of repoussé foliate scrolls, the upper panels with stylized flowers alternately set with cabochon rubies and sapphires, the inside of the base enamelled in in blue with the name 'WLADIMIR' beneath the Imperial crown, marked under base
1¾ in. (4.3 cm.) high
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Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909) was the son of Alexander II. He married, in 1874, Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, known as Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna.
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