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MAID OF HONOR CYPHER PIN

Made by: Unknown (Jeweler)

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The letter “M” and the imperial crown from which it is suspended are set with diamonds. The cypher states for Empress Maria Fedorovna, wife of Emperor Paul I. The back of letter is partly engraved and has a hook for fastening. These pins were worn on the left side of the breast by Maids of Honor to the Empress.

Object name:
MAID OF HONOR CYPHER PIN
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1796-1801
Size:
7.2 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.64
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
MARK ET (French import mark for 1864-1893); twice [On loop; it is the same mark as on 18.65]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973