A gorget for officers of the Preobrazhensky Life Guards or the Semyonovsky Life Guards Regiment, circa 1910
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DescriptionBronze, partially enamelled, gilt and silver-plate. The details, such as the crown enamelled in colour, the St. Andrew's Cross, the branches and the letters, have been appliquéd individually. Lined on the back in red worsted cloth. Slight signs of age and wear. Dimensions 18.5 x 16 cm, weight approx. 215 g. Exceptionally rare find in beautiful condition. From the famous Mollo collection. Cf. G. Vvedensky, "Russian Officer Gorgets / Encyclopedia of the Russian Army", St. Petersburg 2007, pp. 188, 196. This very gorget is illustrated on the protective cover of John Mollo's book, "Military Fashion. A Comparative History of the Uniforms of the Great Armies from the 17th Century to the First World War", New York 1972.
Provenance: Christopher and Karin Ross Collection, before the Mollo Collection. Letter from Andrew Mollo to Christopher Ross regarding the gorget, original enclosed, dated London, 3.3.1989.
Condition: II + Questions about the lot?