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Vestment Date: 1675–1725 Culture: Russian Medium: Silk, linen, metal, mother-of-pearl, semi-precious stones Dimensions: 36 x 14 in. (91.4 x 35.6 cm)

A FABERGE gold bangle bracelet influenced by French Louis XV style of the mid 18th century made in St. Petersburg between 1899 and 1903 by Faberge's principal jeweler August Holmstrom.

By Elisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun:1796. Portrait de la comtesse Skavronskaia (1761-1829) Dame d'honneur of Catherine II of Russia, niece and mistress of Potemkin. Vigee Lebrun said of her, "The countess was as sweet and beautiful as an angel. All day she was idle; she had no education, and her conversation was almost nil. In spite of this, thanks to her ravishing face and an angelic sweetness, she had an invincible charm."