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AN IMPORTANT JEWELED SILVER-GILT IMPERIAL PRESENTATION BROOCH
PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
AN IMPORTANT JEWELED SILVER-GILT IMPERIAL PRESENTATION BROOCH

BY F. BUTZ, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1883

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AN IMPORTANT JEWELED SILVER-GILT IMPERIAL PRESENTATION BROOCH
BY F. BUTZ, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1883
In the form of the cypher for Emperor Alexander III, set with rose-cut diamonds, beneath a diamond-set Imperial crown, the reverse applied with a pin, apparently unmarked, one edge engraved with the number III
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960).
Prince Nikita Alexandrovich (1900-1974).
Prince Alexander Nikitich (1929-2002).

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Based on the research by Valentin Skurlov, the present brooch is one of a small number designed by Julius Butz and made by the Russian Imperial Court Jeweler, F. Butz, for the coronation of Emperor Alexander III in 1883. For a presentation tie pin of similar design by F. Butz, see Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Jewels from Imperial St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg and La Berlière, 2012, p. 177.

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