Lot 58
  • 58

RUSSIA, ORDER OF ST. ANDREW

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
Sold
125,000 GBP
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Description

collar chain in gold and enamels by Julius Keibel, St Petersburg, from the full set of Russian Imperial insignia bestowed upon George, Duke of Cambridge in 1874, formed of sixteen (of the original seventeen) medallion links of three alternating types, each individually marked on reverse and comprising: (i) Imperial Eagles each with central shield portraying St George and the Dragon (6), the central medallion horizontally mounted, one missing of the original seven;(ii) Saltire Crosses of St Andrew lettered S A P R (Sanctus Andreas Patronus Russiae) in the angles (6); and(iii) Trophies of Arms bearing the cypher of Peter the Great (4),each medallion fitted with gold eyelets for suspension at top and bottom (except central Imperial Eagle) and joined by oval ribbed links to form the collar, length 1m, total weight 246g all in, three or four elements with some enamel loss, generally good very fine, one Imperial Eagle medallion lacking as noted
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