Purchased from Fabergé’s branch at 173 New Bond Street, London by Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich, on 5th June 1914 for £65. It was the costliest of the three clocks Grand Duke Michael bought from Fabergé’s London shop.
Given by the Grand Duke to Her Majesty Queen Mary, Queen Consort of King George V, Empress of India.
Given by Queen Mary to her granddaughter Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden. Kept by the Princess in her apartment within Kensington Palace
Sold at the Princess Margaret sale Christies, London, 13th June 2006, lot 131