Finial of St. George Standard of His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort
1875 - 1917
Bronze, Silver and Enamel
H 34 cm x W 16 cm x D 7.4 cm
Gift. Obedinenie Diviziona Sobstvennogo Ego Imperatorskogo Velichestva Konvoia. 1997
Finial that topped one of the St. George Standards of His Imperial Majesty's Own Escort. 1875 type. Silvered bronze double eagle surmounted by crown, on its breast is coat of arms depicting St. George slaying dragon. Eagle sits atop Jupiter's thunderbolt over laurel wreath with ribbons. Inside wreath is white enamel cross of St. George with painted medallion of the saint in the center.