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    Sale 7598

    Russian Art

    11 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 337

    Gold monogram for rewarding pupils of the Imperial Educational Society for Noble girls (Smolny Institute)

    UNRECORDED MAKER'S MARK VL, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Gold monogram for rewarding pupils of the Imperial Educational Society for Noble girls (Smolny Institute)
    unrecorded maker's mark VL, St. Petersburg, circa 1860
    Gold monogram of Catherine II with a cream and white silk ribbon with gold stripes, marked on reverse


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    Grand Duke Peter was the brother of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaievich the Younger (1859-1929) and Grand Duchess Militza was the second daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro (1841-1921).

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    Provenance

    Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna (1866-1961), wife of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich (1864-1931).
    Thence by direct descent.