Lot 59
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RUSSIA, ORDER OF ST. ANDREW, COLLAR OR SASH BADGE AND BREAST STAR  

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
143,750 GBP
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Description

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by Julius Keibel, St Petersburg, from the full set of Russian Imperial insignia bestowed upon George, Duke of Cambridge in 1874, the badge in gold and enamels in the form of a black enamelled Imperial eagle with blue enamelled St. Andrew’s Cross bearing the crucified figure of St. Andrew in natural colours, the limbs of the cross with the Roman letters S A P R (Sanctus Andreas Patronus Russiae), reverse with white-enamelled scroll inscribed with the motto of the Order ЗА ВЕРУ И ВЕРNOCTЬ (For Faith and Loyalty), Imperial crown suspension with blue ribbons, height 85.5mm, width 62.2mm and breast star, in silver with centre in silver-gilt and enamels, reverse in pale silver-gilt with Keibel marks, width 87.8mm, badge with typical losses to the blue enamel of the ribbons, good very fine to extremely fine
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