November 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Lot 6545: A significant Russian gold shashka M 1881/1910 with applied Order of St. George with Diamonds, awarded for bravery, St. Petersburg manufacturer Eduard, circa 1914(968 views)
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Estimate: €100,000 - €120,000
Description: Possibly belonging to Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolaevich Romanov the Younger (1856 - 1929), Commander-in-Chief of the Russian army in World War I and from 1914 onwards listed in the Life Guard Cossack Regiment. Bicoloured gold fittings with diamonds. Grip of massive gold with flower ornaments, cypher "A II" for Alexander II, the top with inscription "For bravery" engraved in Cyrillic script on both sides, the obverse with inlaid diamond roses (a few small stones are missing), the lower sleeve with applied, enamelled miniature of the Order of St. George in a ring of cut diamonds. Crafted in three pieces, all parts with mark of fineness for "56" zolotniki, Cyrillic manufacturer's mark "Eduard" and master's mark "VD" for Vladimir Dinakov. Weight of grip circa 123.5 g. Leather-covered wooden scabbard with en suite gold mounts with identical marks. Curved, fullered single-edged blade with double-edged point. On the obverse etched flower cartouche with Russian double-headed eagle and manufacturer's mark for Zlatoust. The ricasso with Cyrillic acceptance mark. Length 89 cm. Comes with the original key to disassemble the shashka, punched with year cypher "1914" and Cyrillic abbreviation "V.K. [...]". Extremely rare, of highest quality. During World War I, only eight persons were awarded the Sabre of St. George with Diamonds. Allegedly from the estate of Prince Aleksei Barjatinski (1924 - 2003), from whom the current owner acquired this shashka in 1991. Cf. "Schedevry klinkovogo oruschiya", exhibition catalogue, St. Petersburg, 2004, p. 18.
Condition Report: I - II
Notes: Russland Zarenreich
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