Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (1822-1892) married Crown Prince Charles of Württemberg (1823-1891) in July 1846 at Peterhof Palace, outside of St Petersburg. The couple lived mostly in Villa Berg in Stuttgart and in Kloster Hofen. After the death of his father in June 1864, Charles acceded the throne and became the third King of Württemberg, making Olga its fourth queen.
Emperor Nicholas I supplied his three daughters with lavish dowries, which included extensive silver services. Many of these silver services were produced by Carl Tegelsten (1798-1852), a master of Finnish descent. He received commissions through the fashionable English Store, owned by the English merchants, Konstantin Nicholls and Wilhelm Plincke.
A silver soup tureen by Carl Tegelsten from the service of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna was part of the Van Cliburn Collection, see Christie's, New York, 17 May 2012, lot 21.