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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 180

    A Russian silver dessert set from the Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

    MARK OF MICHAIL AND SEMEN GAWRILOWITSCH GRATSCHEW, ST. PETERSBURG, 1889

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    Estimate

    A Russian silver dessert set from the Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
    Mark of Michail and Semen Gawrilowitsch Gratschew, St. Petersburg, 1889
    Comprising a dessert spoon, a dessert fork, a dessert knife with later steel blade, a coffee spoon, the handles engraved with the monogram E.B. below an imperial crown, the reverse engraved Uapckoe-Cero (for Tsarskoe Selo) 21 Mai 1890, in original wood case, marked on handles
    the knife 22.5 cm. long
    marked on handles
    gross 220 gr. (5)


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    Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882-1957), was the daughter of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia who was Senior Grand Duke of the House of Romanov during the reign of his nephew, Tsar Nicholas II.
    Tsarskoe Selo is a former Russian residence of the imperial family and visiting nobility. It is now part of the town of Pushkin and of the World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's Paris, 2 December 2004, lot 32.