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A LARGE SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION CHARGER
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A LARGE SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION CHARGER

MARKED FABERGÉ WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST PETERSBURG, 1895

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A LARGE SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION CHARGER
MARKED FABERGÉ WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST PETERSBURG, 1895
Of shaped circular form, the border repoussé and chased with scrolling foliage and foliate swags, applied with four cartouches engraved with a date '1868 / 1918 / 7 January / L', the centre engraved with the crowned monogram 'AEO’ for Duke Alexander of Oldenburg and Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg, all within an acanthus-chased outer border, marked under base
20 ½ in. (52 cm.) diameter
142.60 oz. (4,434 gr.)

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The present charger was commissioned to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Duke Alexander Petrovich of Oldenburg (1844-1932) and Princess Eugenia Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg (1845-1925), daughter of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. They married on 7 January 1868 at the Winter Palace. Duke and Duchess Alexander of Oldenburg were noted for their philanthropy, establishing schools, hospitals, orphanages, and other charitable organizations in Russia.

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