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Made by: 6th Artel

Currently in storage

About this object

Pin is in shape of the Russian double headed eagle. On its breast, in silver, is a relief of the Smolny monastery in St. Petersburg. Below in gold is an elaborate cipher of five letters in Cyrillic. Inscribed on reverse.

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Gold -- enamel -- silver
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3 × 4.4 cm (1 3/16 × 1 3/4 in.)

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MARK on back: kokoshnik right (for 1908-1917), alpha for St Petersburg, 56, 6A (?) in Cyrillic for 6th Artel If indeed it is the mark of 6th Artel it means that the pin was made in Moscow. However it has city mark of St. Petersburg inscription back: V.I.Zil'berg rozhd. Bar. Shtakel'berg vyp. 1895g (V.I.Zil'berg, nee Baroness Shakel'berg, graduation class of 1895) cipher IVOBD in Cyrillic for Imperatorskoe Obschestvo Vospitaniya Blagorodnikh Devizh (Imperial Society for the Education of Young Noble Women)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973