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Badge and case

Badge and case
Title
Badge and case
Date 
1850-1917
Medium 
Gold, enamel, textile; case: paper, cardboard, textile
Dimensions 
badge: 16 1/8 x 1 15/16 in. ( 41 x 4.9 cm ) case: 4 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Red Maltese cross with four double-headed crowned eagles in the interstices; a white enamel central medallion contains two intertwined S's in gold, both on the obverse and reverse. Russian Order of Saint Stanislas.
Object Number 
889
Marks 
typed: On label in box: "RUSSIA: Order of Saint Stanislaus, Commander neck badge"
Gallery Label 
The Russian Order of Saint Stanislas (Orden sv. Stanislava) was established by King Stanislas II Poniatowski, the last King of Poland, in 1765. A branch of the Order was created in Russia after the Congress of Vienna. There are three classes of this order: Knights Grand Cross, Commanders, and Companions. The double headed eagles on the badge represent the white eagle of Poland.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group