21 November 2000
RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1765/1770
Catherine II (1729-1796), Empress of Russia 1762-1796, in profile to the left in lace-bordered white dress with jewelled corsage, fur-bordered gold-embroidered pale turquoise surcoat embroidered with a pattern of Russian double-eagles, ermine cloak draped over her right shoulder, pearls and black aigrette in her upswept, powdered hair, wearing the blue sash of the Imperial Russian Order of St Andrew
oval, 26 in. (51 mm.) high, later cast gilt-metal frame with pierced ribbon and bow cresting
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