Unique, one of a kind, Russian Imperial presentation award ring given by Empress Maria Feodorovna (mother of Tsar Nicholas II) in 1915
The ring comes with a copy of its original award certificate and a red leather Imperial presentation box
56 zolotniks (14K) gold with matte finish, gray guilloche enamel, diamonds
The ring is designed in Russian MODERN style of the 1910s with a medieval Byzantine double headed eagle embellished with diamonds on a bluish gray guilloche enamel ground.
After the fall of the Byzantine empire in the 15th century, Russia adopted the Byzantine double headed eagle as its state emblem. Over thefollowing centuries, the state eagle was
modified several times, but in the 1910s, the original Byzantine eagle was revived in decorative arts.
The ring was made in St. Petersburg by Faberge’s workmaster Vladimir Solovyov.
It is a very finely crafted heavy ring.
Weight 12 g.
Ring size 13 (inside diameter 22,5 mm).