Lot 3179

A uniform of a Russian retired general and aide-de-camp of Tsar Nicholas II in the Tsar's Cossack Life Guard Convoy, circa 1900

Orders & Military Collectibles until 1918 | A90m | Live auction | 521 Lots


Uniform set consisting of a cherkesska, beshmet, trousers, papakha, bashlyk. The cherkesska of fine scarlet cloth with gold lace edging and pipings. On the chest 24 gasyri, the metal parts made of silver and decorated in niello. With shoulder boards for the retired general, attached to the right shoulder the aiguillette for the aide-de-camp with silver tags. The coat with blue and silver silk lining. The exterior of the coat with small moth holes, lining damaged. The fur hat/papakha made of the same scarlet fabric with gold lace and white fur, the obverse with silver and enamelled star emblem and cockade. White shirt (beshmet) of fine cloth, slightly yellowed. Blue breeches with wide red stripe. With bashlyk. The set is in good condition.
Extremely rare. Only one other uniform, kept by Tsar Nicholas II in Tsarskoye Selo, is known to exist, however without the papakha.
The Life Guard Cossacks were an elite unit of the Imperial Russian Army which belonged to the Guard Corps and the escort ("konvoi" in Russian) of the Tsar (Собственный Его Императорского Величества Конвой). The convoy of the Tsar consisted of the 1st and 2nd Kuban Life Guards and the 3rd and 4th Terek Cossack Life Guards. Each sotnia was made up of 130 cossacks, in war 245.

Condition: II

Keywords: Russland, russisch, Russian, Russia, Russe, Russie, Petersburg, Moskau, Moscow, , Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3522. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).