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Medals and Trial Pieces

Medals and Trial Pieces

Item Description:

Medals and Trial Pieces, Russia, Alexander III, 25th Anniversary of the First Pavlovsk Military School, St. Petersburg, gold shield-shaped medallic fob or badge, 1888, decorated with red, blue and white enamel (red guilloche on reverse), cypher of Paul I in central diamond, cyphers of Alexander II and III above, dated in roundels, XXV – 1863 – 1888 – 1798, rev. crossed red and blue epaulets, recipient’s name engraved below, engraved dates 1883 – 1885, crown suspender with gold ribbands to either side, short linked chain and T-bar fob clasp attached, 40 x 22.5mm., total wt. 16.23gms., without any maker’s marks, beautifully made, extremely fine and rare
The school took its name from the Tzar Paul I. It was closed in November 1917, following the October Revolution. A similar badge was sold by Sotheby, Russian Works of Art, 30 November 2011, lot 648.

$ 1,500.00 ( Low est. )
Lot 387 in Baldwin's of St James's Auction 41 - The New York Premier Sale
AUCTION DATE: Dec 3, 2019 at 5:30pm EST



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