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This silver kettle and miniature tea caddy were once part of a travelling service which belonged to the Russian Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich. The son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, the Duke was a prominent military man and showed great interest in literature and the arts throughout his life. He was a keen painter, patron of many Russian artists, sponsor of the Imperial Ballet and President of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts from 1880 until his death in 1905. Both pieces are engraved with his monogram.

This silver kettle and miniature tea caddy were once part of a travelling service which belonged to the Russian Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich. The son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, the Duke was a prominent military man and showed great interest in literature and the arts throughout his life. He was a keen painter, patron of many Russian artists, sponsor of the Imperial Ballet and President of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts from 1880 until his death in 1905. Both pieces are engraved with his monogram. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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