vendredi 08 octobre 2021 15:00
Salle 2 - 9, rue Drouot - 75009 Paris
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Mr. X's collection. - Part Two

Public exhibition :

Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October from 11 am to 6 pm

and the morning of the sale from 11am to 12pm

Telephone during the exhibition and the sale:

Expert :

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We thank Mr Alain Briot for his precious contribution to the elaboration of this catalogue.

Lots 3, 8, 9, 19, 22, 27, 33 and 36 were part of the collection of George Petrovitch BAKHMETEFF (1847-1928), dispersed during the sale of January 16-18, 1929 at Drouot, under the hammers of masters Lair-Dubreuil and Bellier

George Petrovitch BAKHMETEFF (1847-1928)

Born into a wealthy Tartar family who had served for generations as ambassadors to the Tsar, George Petrovich Bakhmeteff studied at Oxford before marrying Mary Beale, an American daughter of a naval officer, in 1877. He was appointed Imperial Russian Ambassador to Japan from 1905 to 1908 and then to Washington from 1911 to 1917, the last position he held. Following the Russian Revolution, he took refuge with his wife in Paris where he died in 1928. He was awarded several military medals throughout his life: First Class of the Order of Saint Anna, First Class of the Order of Saint Vladimir and Knight of the Third Class of the Order of Saint Vladimir.

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