11 June 2008
Gold monogram for rewarding pupils of the Imperial Educational Society for Noble girls (Smolny Institute)
unrecorded maker's mark VL, St. Petersburg, circa 1860
Gold monogram of Catherine II with a cream and white silk ribbon with gold stripes, marked on reverse
Grand Duchess Militza Nikolaevna (1866-1961), wife of Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich (1864-1931).
Thence by direct descent.
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Grand Duke Peter was the brother of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaievich the Younger (1859-1929) and Grand Duchess Militza was the second daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro (1841-1921).
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