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FABERGE AWARD RING FROM SAINT NICHOLAS II TSAR ROMANOV IMPERIAL RUSSIA EAGLE. For Sale


FABERGE AWARD RING FROM SAINT NICHOLAS II TSAR ROMANOV IMPERIAL RUSSIA EAGLE.


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FABERGE AWARD RING FROM SAINT NICHOLAS II TSAR ROMANOV IMPERIAL RUSSIA EAGLE.:
$4250.00

Extremely rare antique late 19th Century Imperial Russian Faberge solid 14k gold&0.5ct old Rose-cut Diamond officer's award ring,c.1912.(WITH DOCUMENT 7000$ ) please see last photo.
The ring has been made by Faberge's head workmaster August Hollming. Signed with his initials hallmark A*H ,with St.Petersburg assay office 56 Kokoshnik hallmarks.The ring has been awarded by Tsar Nicholas II.The ring is 11.07g heavy ,solid 14k gold.Size 9.
The ring comes with the matching luxury birch woodpresentation box signed in Russian "Faberge, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa".The back hinge of the box was changed with a new one because the old one was broken.
Inside the ring is engraved in Russian "Pojaluvaniy Ego Velichestvo Imperatora" ,translated as " awarded by his majesty the emperor".
Jewelry embolized with Russian Imperial eagle was exclusively commissioned by the Cabinet of His Majesty. Such jewels were never sold in jewelry shops to the general public. Similar to medals and orders, jewels with Imperial insignia were given by the Tsar in appreciation of loyal service, and every piece was accompanied by an award certificate. It was the highest horner for a serviceman to receive a diamond ring from the Tsar.
Rings are the rarest category of the Russian Imperial presentation jewelry.
Here is a passage from The Russian Imperial Award System 1894-1917 by Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm (page 196):
” Very few of the rings presented from the Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty during the reign under study have survived… Presentation rings decorated with imperial double-headed eagles in diamonds ranged in price from 30 to 530 rubles. The costliest was set with brilliant-cut diamonds, whereas the lower-priced ones had an only minimal decoration in rose-cut diamonds… The following table illustrates the various types of rings presented, their value, and the ranks or positions held by the various persons who received them.


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