Icon Pendant of Saint Nicholas
Silver and Enamel
W 1.625 in x H 2.125 in
Gift. Kononow, Vera Vasilevna. 1987
Silver icon pendant of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Rectangular shape with semi-circular protrusions on each side. In center is oval medallion with relief image of St. Nicholas. Along edge of frame are round and teardrop cloisonne enamel shapes in blue, white, red and green. On reverse is engraved inscription: Благословенiе | Императрицы | Марiи Феодоровны | 1904 г. ("Blessing of Empress Maria Feodorovna 1904).
The donor, Vera Vasilevna Kononow, received this pendant from Tatiana Sergeevna Auerbach.
Inscriptions & Markings
Mark on ovberse: 875, crowned head facing left in oval (Latvian hallmark?); letter "l" (looks like pound sign) in chamfered square. On reverse: illegible Greek letter, kokoshnik facing right, 84 in oval; ЛГ in rectangle.