8 June 2010
A Silver, Champlevé and Guilloché Enamel Presentation Charger
Marked Khlebnikov with the Imperial warrant, St Petersburg, 1888
Circular, centring the interlaced initials 'MM' in green and white enamel beneath an applied silver and guilloché enamel crown, with surrounding Russian inscription 'Thanks to the Orchestra 14 October 1889', the border applied with a crowned enamel plaque inscribed in Russian 'Michael Mikhailovich' above engraved ribbon-tied sheaves of wheat, marked under rim
14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) diameter
Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929) and thence by family descent.
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The initials are those of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929), the grandson of Emperor Nicholas I.
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