London, South Kensington
4 July 2000
After Rokotov, 19th Century
Tsarina Catherine II (1729-96), in profile to left, in pale blue frilled dress and wearing the sash and breast star of the Order of St. Andrew, wearing pearls and jewells in her powdered hair
mounted on the lid of an gilt-mounted tortoiseshell snuffbox
oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high
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Catherine II 'the Great' was empress of Russia from 1762.
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