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Lot 497: A PAIR OF RUSSIAN GRAND DUCAL SILVER WINE COASTERS, NICHOLLS & PLINCKE, ST. PETERSBURG, 1882-99 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: engraved with interlaced M's below Imperial crown, marked on bases and sides and with Imperial warrant, 84 standard
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Provenance: The MM monogram on these coasters is probably for Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929), grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. Known to his family as "Miche-miche", from 1885 to 1891 he was building a palace in St. Petersburg on the Admiralty embankment. However, after a morganatic marriage in 1891, he and his wife were exiled from Russia.
Dimensions: diameter 6 5/8 in.