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PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)
PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)
PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)
PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)
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PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)

BY FOKIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1909, THE BLADE BY THE ZLATOUST FACTORY

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PERSONAL INFANTRY OFFICER SHASHKA OF GRAND DUKE PIOTR NIKOLAEVICH (1865-1931)
BY FOKIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1909, THE BLADE BY THE ZLATOUST FACTORY
1909 pattern, the cap piece engraved with the cypher of Emperor Alexander II, the blade inlaid in gold on one side at the shoulder with the monogram of Grand Duke Piotr Nikolaevich and the Russian inscription ‘WE WILL DIE BECAUSE THE DEAD HAVE NO SHAME’, the other side at the shoulder with the date ‘10 January 1884’ and the inscription ‘GOD IS WITH US’
Length of the blade 31½ in. (80 cm.)
Provenance
Grand Duke Piotr Nikolaevich (1865- 1931).
Prince Roman Petrovich (1896- 1978).
Prince Dimitri Romanovich (1926-2016).

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Lot Essay

Grand Duke Piotr Nikolaevich was the son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich the Elder and the grandson of Emperor Nicholas I.
Grand Duke Piotr Nikolaevich was born on 10 January 1864 and the blade appears to have been presented to him on his twentieth birthday. In 1884, he was also given the rank of Fligel-adjutant in the Imperial Suite.

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