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AN IMPERIAL TWO-COLOURED GOLD AND JEWELLED LOCKET

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Circa 1891, marks illegible. Shaped as a rectangular bound wickerwork package, the cover applied with diamond-set Imperial cypher and initial N within chased ribbon-tied laurel wreath and flanked by enamelled Mandarin inscription ‘May you have knowledge of 100 sayings and all created things, may you have prosperity and virtue’, the reverse of matt gold with Russian inscription ‘To His Imperial Highness Prince George of Greece’, opening to reveal a bust-length photo of the Tsarvich Nicholas, the other side with Russian inscription ‘In memory of Visit to Kha’Kow 7-9 April 1891’, with gold suspension ring - 3.9 cm high, in fitted velvet case stamped P. Ovchinnikov and Imperial Warrant.