Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability. We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel beautiful, meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. After her marriage was a Russian ballerina.
From a noble family of Polish origin. Her father Feliks Krzesiski and her brother both danced in St Petersburg. She was a mistress of the future Tsar Nicholas II. Prior to his marriage and later married his cousin Grand Duke Andrei, she also had an affair with Grand Duke Sergei. Kschessinska moved first to the French Riviera and then to Paris.
Where she married, in 1921, Grand Duke Andrei. He also claimed paternity of Kchessinskaya's son, Prince Vladimir Romanovsky-Krasinsky. In 1924 his eldest brother, Kirill, proclaimed himself Tsar in exile. Grand Duke Andrei supported his brother's claim and in turn Grand Duke Kirill granted to Mathilde and her son the titles of Princess and Prince Romanovsky-Krasinsky, with the treatment of Serene Highness. Although her life in Paris was modest compared with the lavish life she had enjoyed in Russia, she lived on happily for over 50 years.
In 1925, Mathilde converted from Catholicism to Russian Orthodoxy and took the name Maria. Tray Size: 39.5 x 30 cm approx.Photos form part of the description. The item "Antique Russian Imperial Provenance Kschessinskaya Grand Duke Andrei Romanov" is in sale since Tuesday, March 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in london. This item can be shipped worldwide.