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Dowager Maria Feodorovna, a gift from Metropolitan Vladimir in 1917.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna , her daughter.
G. N. Kulikovsky, her son, who sold it in 1984 (as confirmed by his barrister J. K. Kerr QC in a letter dated Sept. 16, 1997, sold with this lot).
Aquired from the previous owner.
Please note the second, parcel-gilt icon in this lot depicts Iverskaya Mother of God and not as stated in the catalogue.