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    Badge of a Graduate of the School of Navigation, Naval Cadet Corps of St Petersburg, 1910-1917.

    Badge of a Graduate of the School of Navigation, Naval Cadet Corps of St Petersburg, 1910-1917.

    Brass gilt, enamels; measures 47.5 mm in height, 34.4 mm in width; weighs 23.1 g. Nicely-made badge of five-piece construction. The anchors are a separate superimposed part serving as a base for the sky blue band with inscription "School of Navigation. Naval Cadet Corps. 1701 - 1901." The latter supports the red shield with the naval coat of arms, which is also a separate part. The badge is topped by a separate double-headed eagle holding in its beaks and claws white enameled scrolls representing naval maps.

    In very fine overall condition. The enamel is overall well- preserved and appears nearly perfect to the unaided eye. The red shield is particularly nice, with only tiny surface flakes along its edge, no rubbing or other wear. The sky blue band has some tiny surface flakes and chips, also almost unnoticeable without a loupe. Likewise, the tiny white scrolls held by the eagle are largely intact with only some miniscule chips and flakes. The details of eagle, anchors and wreath are extremely crisp. Some of the original fire gilt is clearly visible on the reverse of the badge.

    The screw post was cut off and replaced by a horizontal pin attachment as was common at the time. Since this was clearly done by the original owner of the badge, it is not a significant detraction in our opinion. The pin and its catch are firmly attached by solder to the reverse of the wreath. Overall, a very attractive piece.

    /See Patrikeev, Boynovich, "Badges of Russia, Vol. 1" p. 46, fig. 1.8.5/

    Please note, penny in our photo is for size reference.

    Item# 33453

    $550.00  

     
       
     
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