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. He was a son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, a brother of Tsar Alexander III of Russia and the Senior Grand Duke of the House of Romanov during the reign of his nephew, Tsar Nicholas II. Grand Duke Vladimir followed a military career and occupied important military positions during the reigns of the last three Russian Emperors. Interested in artistic and intellectual pursuits; he was appointed President of the Academy of Fine Arts.He functioned as a patron of many artists and as a sponsor of the Imperial ballet. During the reign of his father, Tsar Alexander II, he was made Adjutant-General, senator in 1868 and a member of the Council of State in 1872. His brother, Alexander III, also promoted his career. He became a member of the Council of Ministers, Commander of the Imperial Guards Corps and Military Governor of Saint Petersburg. He tried to exert some influence over his nephew Tsar Nicholas II, but had to content himself with holding a rival court with his wife Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna at his palace in Saint Petersburg.
The events of Bloody Sunday in 1905, while he was Military Governor of St Petersburg, tarnished his reputation. During the last years of his life, the rift between his family and that of Nicholas II widened. He died after a stroke in 1909.
As of 2015 Vladimir Alexandrovich's great-granddaughter, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, claims the headship of the Romanov family. Saucer Size: 15.5 cm diameter approx.
Photos form part of the description. The item "Antique Imperial Russian Glass Factory Tea Cup Grand Duke Vladimir Romanov" is in sale since Sunday, January 27, 2019. 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.