Pair of Cuff Links

Link, Cuff

Date:

1914

Materials:

Gold, Glass and Paper

Dimensions:

D 2.5 cm x W 2 cm x H 3.2 cm

Accession Number:

14.1.2010

Credit Line:

Gift. Kyrill (Dmitrieff), Archbishop. 2010-07

Description

Pair of gold cuff links. One is circular, the other is oval. In each cuff link under glass is red and gold Cuban cigar label, one is Bock y Ca., the other is Henry Clay. On glass are etched signatures "Юра" and "Мима." On reverse of each cuff link is engraved date: 27 Iюля | 1914 г. Belonged to Dr. Evgenii Sergeevich Botkin. Was probably given to Botkin by his two oldest sons, Iurii and Dimitrii on the 25th anniversary of his graduation from the Military Medicine Academy (Военно-медицинская академия). July 27 according to the Julian calendar is the day of St. Panteleimon, patron saint of doctors. From among items belonging to Nicholas II, his family and attendants found in and around Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. The cuff links were found on 9 August 1918 in the apartment of Pavel Spiridonovich Medvedev, who was one of the men guarding the Ipatiev House. The cufflinks were identified as having belonged to Botkin by Terentii Ivanov Chemodurov, valet of Nicholas II.

History Note

Belonged to Dr. Evgenii Sergeevich Botkin. Was probably given to Botkin by his two oldest sons, Iurii and Dimitrii on the 25th anniversary of his graduation from the Military Medicine Academy (Военно-медицинская академия). July 27 according to the Julian calendar is the day of St. Panteleimon, patron saint of doctors. From among items belonging to Nicholas II, his family and attendants found in and around Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg. The cuff links were found on 9 August 1918 in the apartment of Pavel Spiridonovich Medvedev, who was one of the men guarding the Ipatiev House. The cufflinks were identified as having belonged to Botkin by Terentii Ivanov Chemodurov, valet of Nicholas II. Bequeathed by Bishop Nektary (Kontsevich) to Archbishop Kyrill (Dmitrieff) in 1983.

Inscriptions & Markings

On glass are etched signatures "Юра" and "Мима." On reverse of each cuff link is engraved date: 27 Iюля | 1914 г.