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LADY OF HONOR INSIGNIA WITH MINIATURE PORTRAITS OF DOWAGER EMPRESS MARIA FEDOROVNA AND EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEDOROVNA

Made by: Carl C. Blank

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

At top of pendant is the imperial crown in rose cut diamonds with enameled Maltese cross. Suspended from it is a double frame holding two miniatures, left the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna and right, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. Miniatures are unsigned. Framed in borders of rose cut diamonds, inner border having diamonds of a larger size. The insignia was presented to Countess Ekaterina Pavlovna Sheremeteva [Cheremeteff] (née Princess Viazemskaia) (1849-1926) in 1912.

Object name:
LADY OF HONOR INSIGNIA WITH MINIATURE PORTRAITS OF DOWAGER EMPRESS MARIA FEDOROVNA AND EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEDOROVNA
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- silver -- silver gilt --miniatures on cardboard --glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1912
Size:
8.7 x 7.2 x 1.9 cm (3 7/16 x 2 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.65
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
MARK ET (French import mark for 1864-1893 and after) [On top edge of right frame above image of Alexandra Fedorovna; same mark appears on 18.64] INSCRIPTION 333 [Handwritten in pencil on back of miniature of Maria Fedorovna] INSCRIPTION 334 [Handwritten in pencil on back of miniature of Alexandra Fedorovna]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973