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LADY-IN-WAITING PIN

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The letter “M” and the imperial crown from which it is suspended are set with diamonds. The back of letter is partly engraved and has a hook for fastening. These pins were worn on the left side of the breast by ladies-in-waiting to the Empress.

Category:
jewelry
Object name:
LADY-IN-WAITING PIN
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
1796-1801
Size:
7.2 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
18.64
Class:
ORDER
Signature marks:
MARK on loop: ET (French import mark for 1864-1893) appears twice It is the same mark as on 18.65
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973