20 May 2015
A SILVER TRAY
MARKED GRACHEV BROTHERS WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1894
Circular, with reeded scalloped border, the center engraved with the cypher of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich beneath the Imperial crown, marked on reverse, further engraved with the scratch weight 2 F[unt] 46 Z[olotnik]
12 in. (30.5 cm.) diameter
32.5 oz. (1012 g.)
Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919).
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974).
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014).
By descent to the present owner.
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