1745 - 1762
Possibly Empress Elizabeth of Russia, 1709 - 1762, given to her by king Louis XV of France, 1745, and then by inheritance to Catherine II of Russia.
or possibly Count Vorontsov (Vorontsov Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia), purchased in Paris, 1745.
Empress Catherine II of Russia, 1729 - 1796, either by inheritance from empress Elizabeth of Russia, 1762; or purchased with the Vorontsov Palace, St. Petersburg.
by 1904 - 1919
Helen, duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz , princess of Saxe-Altenburg (Cabinet de la Souveraine, Chinese Palace, Oranienbaum, near St. Petersburg, Russia), seized by the revolutionary government and nationalized during the Russian Revolution.
1919 - 1931
Soviet government, sold through the Russian dealer Mr. Iljin in Berlin to Duveen Brothers, 1931.
1931 - 1935
Duveen Brothers, Inc., purchased from the Soviet government through the Russian dealer Mr. Iljin in Berlin, 1931. Transferred to the New York office of Duveen, by 1932. Sold to Mrs. Dillman (Dodge), 1935.
1935 - 1970
Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 (Rose Terrace, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan)
1970 - 1971
Estate of Anna Thomson Dodge, American, born Scotland, 1871 - 1970 [sold, Christie's, London, June 24, 1971, lot 98, to the J. Paul Getty Museum]