Odessa Trade Authority Badge

Badge

Materials:

Silver, Silver gilt and Enamel

Dimensions:

H 3.375 in x L 2.25 in x W 0.5 in

Accession Number:

527.84

Credit Line:

Gift. Guskov, Ivan Kononovich

Description

Siver laurel and oak branch wreath surmounted by crown. In center of wreath is gilded and red guilloche enamel Odessa coat of arms (double eagle over anchor). On bottom is bow with letters OPY (stands for Одесская Ремесленная Управа - "Odessa Trade Authority") and РГ (Ремесленный Голова - "Head of Trade"). Worn by the head of the Odessa Trade Authority. Belonged to Konon Ivanovich Guskov, last person to hold this position, who brought this badge out of Russia when he left the country in 1920.

History Note

Belonged to Konon Ivanovich Guskov, last person to hold position of Head of the Odessa Trade Authority, who brought this badge out of Russia when he left the country in 1920.

Inscriptions & Markings

mark: 84