Ordre du Saint-Esprit medaillon probably given to Louis-Philippe, duc d'Orleans (1725-1785) or his son of the same name later called Philippe-Egalite (1747-1793), c. 1750-1770, French school
Diamond Order of Peter the Great
A full set of insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Catherine, circa 1889
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Léonard LIMOSIN: Portrait of the Connétable de Montmorency. ca. 1556
A RARE RUSSIAN GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND GRAND CROSS BADGE OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF ST. CATHERINE, CIRCA 1800 the front with the enameled image of St. Catherine, the letters C.B.E. above her head, for Holy Martyr Catherine, the border and arms of the cross set with diamonds, the reverse enameled with an eagle's nest and inscribed in latin, "Share the Duties of Society." With an associated fitted leather case width 2 in. 5 cm
Detail of necklace previous posted from the Russian Crown Jewels of coloured diamonds c. 1750.
Faberge Catherine the Great Egg 1914. Surprise was mechanical stretcher with Catherine born by two cherubs.1927 sold to Gallery Hammer New York. 1931, bought by Eleanor Barzin as a birthday gift for her mother, Marjorie Merriweather Post. 1973 Marjorie Merriweather Post's collections presented to Museum Hillwood, Washington, DC.