Icon Pendant of Saint Nicholas

Pendant, Icon

Materials:

Silver and Enamel

Dimensions:

W 1.625 in x H 2.125 in

Accession Number:

40.2007

Credit Line:

Gift. Kononow, Vera Vasilevna. 1987

Description

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).

History Note

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.