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ENGRAVED PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE CRUISER RIURIK

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ENGRAVED PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE CRUISER RIURIK

Made by: Fabergé

Currently in storage


About this object

On the front of the rectangular plaque is engraved the image of the Russian cruiser "Riurik" sailing from left to the right in three-quarters profile with a Cyrillic inscription and date. On the back is engraved a longer inscription.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
ENGRAVED PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE CRUISER RIURIK
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1905
Size:
10.2 × 15.4 cm (4 × 6 1/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.159
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK K. Faberge in Cyrillic with the Russian imperial eagle, indicating an imperial warrant; kokoshnik facing left with 91 for the silver standard and A.P for St. Petersburg assaymaster A. Richter; A.N for workmaster Anders Nevaleinen [On back] INSCRIPTIONS Battle cruiser first rank "Riurik", of 15,200 tons water displacement and 19,700 horse power - Keel laid in the town of Barrow in Furness (England) in the factory of Vickers and Company - 9 (22) August 1905. [In Cyrillic on front] Director of the Naval Ministry Adjutant General F. K. Avelan - President of the Naval Technical Committee Adjutant General F. V. Dubasov - Chief of the Supreme Office of Ship Building Rear Admiral A. R. Rodionov - Chief Inspector of Ship Building Lieutenant General N. E. Kuteinikov - Supervisor of Construction Naval Engineer K. A. Tennyson. [In Cyrillic on back]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"What Became of Peter's Dream?: Court Culture in the Reign of Nicholas II"