A pair of Russian Grand Ducal silver wine coasters, Nicholls & Plincke, St. Petersburg, 1882-99
3,000 - 5,000 USD
bidding is closed
engraved with interlaced M's below Imperial crown, marked on bases and sides and with Imperial warrant, 84 standard
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.