A silver-gilt Maid of Honour cypher
in the shape of the initial A for Empress Alexandra Feodorovna surmounted by a crown, set with pastes mounted insilver, unmarked
height 7.2cm, 2¾in.
Overall good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. The ribbon discoloured, with a tear and frayed at the seams.
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