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Grand Duke Georgy Alexandrovich: A Group of 8 Telegrams

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A group of eight telegrams in Russian and French sent by the Grand Duke and Tsesarevich Georgy Alexandrovich (1871-1899), then living in Abastumani to alleviate the symptoms of tuberculosis, to his French tutor Ferdinand Thormeyer in Saint Petersburg. The telegrams demonstrate the Grand Duke's interest in photography and his various interests prior to his death in August 1899. Various sizes, about 7 x 9 1/4 in. Discoloration and bent corners consistent with age.

This Jasper52 auction is curated in partnership with John Atzbach, a leading authority in the field of Russian works of art made in and representing the tastes of the late Imperial era (late 17th century to the 1917 Revolution).

He was introduced to the subject at the age of 9, when a neighbor, recognizing his interest, allowed him to examine her collection of Russian enamels. He was immediately intrigued and spent the next several years learning all that he could about Russian silver and enamels, honing his knowledge before he began collecting them himself, fulfilling a childhood dream.

With a lifetime of knowledge in Russian decorative arts, John Atzbach is regularly consulted by collectors, dealers, appraisers, and auction house representatives from around the world. He has been directly involved in the formation of some of the world's finest collections of Russian enamels, Russian porcelains, and Faberge. He greatly enjoys his work and feels very fortunate that his childhood interest could evolve into a lifelong passion that continues to engage him every day.

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  • Location: This item ships from Washington.

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

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  • Condition

    Overall good condition. Paper somewhat discolored and brittle consistent with telegram paper of the periord.

    Starting Bid

    $1.00

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