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. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich and Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna and was born in Coburg.Her parents marriage had not been approved of by Tsar Nicholas II as she was the former wife of the Tsarina's brother and lived in exile prior to World War I. Following the revolution the family moved to Finland and later Germany. She was born a princess, but upon her father's declaration in 1924 to be the Guardian of the Throne and then Emperor, elevated her and her sister to Grand Duchess. In 1938 she married the head of the German Imperial House, Prince Louis Ferdinand. During World War I Prince Louis worked underground against the Nazis and they were both later incarcerated in the Dachau concentration camp until they were rescued in 1945 by American troops. She died in 1967 from a heart attack at the home of her brother Grand Duke Vladimir. Thank you very very much for the peaches and pastilla they are very good, it was very kind of you all to send them.
We went twice to see Pauline when we were at Haiko. Love and kisses to you all. Provenance: Miss Mary Petrie family archives.
Photos form part of the description. Size: 13 x 20.5 cm approx. This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Uncertified Originals\Historical". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in this country: GB.
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