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Badge of the Order of Saint Catherine, Second Class

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Badge of the Order of Saint Catherine, Second Class

Made by: Eduard __Firm

Currently in storage


About this object

Badge is a gold cross. Arms of cross consist of four rays separated by brilliants. Center of the cross is an oval medallion surmounted by large diamonds. On this medallion St. Catherine is pictured, seated and wearing a white toga with a red over mantel mined with ermine. Saint is crowned and holds a palm branch in one hand, in the other hand is a large cross having in its center a small Greek cross. At her feet is a golden wheel. Around her head are Russian letters C.B.E. signifying The Holy Martyr Catherine arranged in a gold halo. Between the arms of the large cross are the Roman letters D.S.F.R. On reverse is an eagle's nest on a rock. At foot of rock are two eagles bringing nourishment for the two eaglets in the nest above. Over aerie is a white semi-circular band bearing the words AEQUAT MUNIA COMPARIS. The ring which holds the cross to the ribbon is decorated with diamonds. Part of red ribbon of sash remains with motto of order embroidered in gold with Russian.

Category:
GOLDWORK
Object name:
Badge of the Order of Saint Catherine, Second Class
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- diamonds --ribbon
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg
Date made:
1908-1917
Size:
overall __3.94 IN __2.36 IN
overall __10.00 CM __6.01 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.6
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; MARK __D.S.F.R. (Domine Salvum Fac Regem), Aequat Munia Comparis (Share the Duties of Society), Za Liubov i otechestvo in Cyrillic (For Love and Fatherland); alpha, kokoshnik facing right, 56, kokoshnik, VD in Cyrillic for the firm of Eduard
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé"