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    Sale 7630

    Russian Works of Art

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    A star and badge of the Order of St. Anne with paste diamonds

    CIRCA 1880; ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1870, WITH ILLEGIBLE WORKMASTER'S INITIALS; BY NICHOLLS AND PLINCKE, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    A star and badge of the Order of St. Anne with paste diamonds
    circa 1880; St. Petersburg, circa 1870, with illegible workmaster's initials; by Nicholls and Plincke, St. Petersburg, circa 1870
    The silver and silver-gilt pointed star set with paste diamonds enclosing a central medallion surmounted by an Imperial crown and centered by a red guilloché cross within wide red guilloché band set with the motto of the Order: Amantibus justiam pietatem, fidem, 'For Lovers of Justice, Pity and Fidelity', with a hinged pin on the reserve, apparently unmarked; the badge of traditional shape extensively set with paste diamonds, in a original fitted box, the cover stamped with F. Butz joailler de la Cour St. Peterburg surmounted by the Imperial eagle; together with a stylized silver and enamel star of the Order of St. Anne, designed to imitate a star set with diamonds, the reverse with a screw
    The star 3½ in. (8.7 cm.) high
    The badge 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high
    The second badge 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) high (3)


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