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Order of St Vladimir, Civil Division, 4th class Breast Badge, by Albert Keibel, 1904-1908.

Gold, enamels; measures 38.7 mm in height incl. eyelet, 34.3 mm in width; weighs 6.3 grams not including the connecting link.

Maker marked AK under red enamel on the reverse lower arm; the upper arm shows double-headed warrant of the official supplier to the Court and Kapitul (Chancellery of Orders). The eyelet has "56" gold hallmark with Kokoshnik facing left and Cyrillic letters "AP" ("AR") of the St. Petersburg assay inspector Aleksandr Romanov who occupied the position from 1904-08. The period of manufacture means that this piece is among the last produced by the famous

Gold, enamels; measures 38.7 mm in height incl. eyelet, 34.3 mm in width; weighs 6.3 grams not including the connecting link.

Maker marked AK under red enamel on the reverse lower arm; the upper arm shows double-headed warrant of the official supplier to the Court and Kapitul (Chancellery of Orders). The eyelet has "56" gold hallmark with Kokoshnik facing left and Cyrillic letters "AP" ("AR") of the St. Petersburg assay inspector Aleksandr Romanov who occupied the position from 1904-08. The period of manufacture means that this piece is among the last produced by the famous Keibel jewelry firm before its closure. Items manufactured by Keibel from this particular period are quite uncommon compared with those produced before 1904.

In very fine to excellent condition. The enamel is overall well-preserved, shows nice luster, and appears practically perfect to the unaided eye. On the obverse, there are just a few microscopic contact marks to the red enamel that are completely invisible without magnification - no other wear. The reverse has an area of surface flaking on the upper right segment of the top arm, very shallow and therefore not easily noticeable or detractive; the enamel on the other three arms remains pristine. The center medallion is perfect on both sides, with beautifully preserved bright cartouche and nice luster to the black background. The order comes on an unmarked connecting link in what appears to be solid gold; albeit not original to the award, the link may well be of the period and very possibly worn by the original recipient.

Overall, this is a very attractive Kapitul example of one of the more prestigious Russian decorations.
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