20 April 2001
A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT AND NIELLO BONBONNIÈRE
Moscow, circa 1780
Circular, the center of the lift-off cover with a silver-gilt medallion of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich and Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna, the border, side and base with checkered niello, the base with a parcel-gilt and niello rosette in the centre, gilt interior, marked inside cover and base
3½in. (8.8cm.) diam.
4oz. 15dwt. (148gr.)
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Grand Duke Paul Petrovich married his second wife, Maria Feodovna, Duchesse Sophie-Dorothy of Wurtemberg, in 1776 and was crowned Emperor Paul I in 1796.
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