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Russia, Imperial. An Order of St. Stanislaus, 1st Class Grand Cross Set, 1908
Gold cross weighs 29.76 grams and measures 8 x 6.2 centimeters
Silver star weighs 54.24 grams and measures 9 centimeters
Issued in 1908
Pedigree / Provenace: Ex Tajan (Paris), 6/27/2008, lot #387, hammered for 28,000 Euros before commissions (and star may have been another 8,000). YOU ARE BUYING THE SET OF TWO Sash Badge: In 14K Gold with red, white and green enamels, hand painted centerpieces, Breast Star: An eight-pointed silver star base with a gilt reverse, silver gilt with red, white and green enameled insignia, reverse marked "84" silver standard mark, marked with the Russian two-headed eagle coat-of-arms and maker marked "Keibel" (Albert Keibel, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908).
NOTE: This order of Stanislaus of the 1st Degree is the highest honor given in the Russian military, and is a form of knight-hood. Ostensibly only 120 people received such an award. An amazing item of militaries and an excellent addition to any collection.
You are offerding on the exact item pictured, provided with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity.
The Order of Saint Stanislaus (Polish: Order św. Stanisława, Russian: Орденъ Св. Станислава), also spelled Stanislas, is a Russian dynastic order of knighthood founded as Order of the Knights of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr in 1765 by King Stanisław II Augustus of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1831 after the downfall of the November Uprising, the order was incorporated into the Chapter of Russian Orders as part of the honours system of the Russian Empire by Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.
In 1839, the Russian Order of Saint Stanislaus received new statutes, including granting status of nobility on its recipients in all three classes.
As a result of the Russian Revolution 1917, activities were suspended by the Soviet Union, although it has since been awarded by the head of the Imperial House of Romanov as a dynastic order. When in 1918 Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic, a Polish order was introduced as a successor to the Polish Order of Saint Stanislaus, the Order of Polonia Restituta.
However, the Order of Saint Stanislas continued to be awarded after the revolution by Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich, and Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna; the latter recognised as the legitimate head of the pre-Revolutionary order of chivalry by International Commission on Orders of Chivalry. It has also been approved for wear with military uniform by the Russian Federation.
The Order of Saint Stanislaus (Polish: Order św. Stanisława Biskupa Męczennika, Russian: Орден Святого Станислава), also spelled Stanislas, was a Polish order of knighthood founded in 1765 by King Stanisław August Poniatowski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It remained under the Kingdom of Poland between 1765 and 1831, and was incorporated under the Russian Empire from 1831 to 1917, until the Russian revolution.
Today, there are two recognized orders that claim descent from the original Order of Saint Stanislaus: the Russian dynastic Order of Saint Stanislaus (House of Romanov), awarded by the head of the House of Romanov as former sovereigns of the Russian Empire, and the Polish Order of Polonia Restituta, a governmental order of merit awarded by the President of Poland and considered by some as a type of successor.Frequently Asked Questions
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