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Supplied by Fabergé to the Imperial Cabinet on 15 March 1912 at the cost of 60 roubles, under the number 3214; entered into the Cabinet’s stock under the number 967.
Discharged in March 1913 to Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928).
Acquired by the present owner at Wartski, London.