A Late Victorian Aigrette. The egret feather supported by a comet tail set with seed pearls and a star set with old mine cut diamonds within a crescent of graduated half-pearls. Over gilded yellow gold, the folding hair slide of silver-gilt. With a fitted box from J. Snowden of London.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna was born at the Petergof palace on 28 July 1860, the second of the seven children of Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievich of Russia and his wife Grand Duchess Olga Feodorovna (born Princess Cecilie of Baden). In 1879 she married Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The marriage took place in the Winter Palace, and she was given away by her uncle Tsar Alexander II. - St. Petersburg, 1878