Topic: Grand Duke Mikhail Alexan
A pair of gold cufflinks decorated with photos of the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich at different ages (about 1888 and 1898) were sold this week at a Geneva auction for 66,000 CHF (Swiss Francs).
The unique set of cufflinks, decorated with diamonds and peridot, were from the collection of Ferdinand Thormeyer, Swiss tutor to the children of Emperor Alexander III.
On his return to Switzerland, Thormeyer took with him many gifts and photographs of the Russian Imperial family.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 14 December, 2011