Imperial Russian Commemorative Silver Medal. We are proud to present a very rare and important Imperial Russian silver medal, commemorating the wedding of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and Alexandra Feodorovna (Princess Alice "Alix" of Hesse und Bei Rhein). Launched in extremely limited quantities, this medal was a royal gift to commemorate this historic event, reserved exclusively for guests in attendance at the royal wedding ceremony. The bas - relief compositions on both sides of this outstanding commemorative medal were made from the drawings and models of the unsurpassed master, Anton Feodorovich Vasyutinsky (1858 - 1935) , a professor of Russian. A famous painter and prominent designer of medals and coins in the.
Signed (Side I) in Cyrilic AB. Sm 1088, Diakov 1164.1 (R3). Provenance: Private collection, New York City. He conjoined busts of Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna (Princess Alice "Alix" of Hesse) depicts the couple at their last date, as bride and groom, before the wedding.The inscription, surrounding the double-image of the couple by the perimeter reads: "IN MEMORY OF THE WEDDING OF EMPEROR NICHOLAS II AND PRINCESS ALICE OF HESSE, 14 NOVEMBER 1894". He reverse side of the medal shows a royally magnificent wedding scene in the Grand Church of the Winter Palace, fully coinciding with the historical events depicted in it. Nvitations had been sent out, along with a dress code: Russian gentlemen were to wear full regimental dress, bureaucrats were to wear the appropriate uniforms as stipulated in Peter the Great's Great Table of Ranks; Russian ladies were to come in full court dress, foreign women in evening gowns, with full jewels and awards. He service was presided over by Father Ivan Yanishev, the private imperial confessor; along with various archbishop, bishops, archimandrites and court priests. Among those present can be seen Nicholas's mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, as well as his best men - Grand Dukes Michael, Cyril Vladimirovich, Sergei Mikhailovich and Prince George of Greece. In the center of the bas-relief composition, we can see the royal couple in all their autocratic splendor. Lexandra, dressed in her wedding gown and imperial mantle.
Her Honiton lace veil had been designed by her maternal grandfather. And had been worn at the weddings of her mother. (who died in 1878 when Alexandra was six) and her sisters. She also wore the traditional Romanov nuptial crown, a 475 carat necklace and matching earrings that had belonged to. Across her body, she wore the star and sash of the Order of St.
Ext to his new wife-to-be is Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia vested in his full Hussar's uniform, complete with his medals and the sash of the Order of Hesse und Bei Rhein. Fter blessing them, Father Ivan Yanishev announced the betrothal of Nicholas to Alexandra to the congregation, and then handed them their rings. Upon exchanging them three times, Nicholas and Alexandra knelt and exchanged formal wedding vows, nuptial crowns above their heads. Then, they knelt and kissed a gold cross, and following a final prayer, Nicholas and Alexandra were pronounced man and wife, at which point the church bells across St. Petersburg rung, and guns were fired from the Peter and Paul Fortress.
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Domestic & International Customers are Welcome! All items are carefully packed and insured. The item "Anton Vasyutinsky, Russian Imperial Wedding Commemorative Silver Medal, C. 1894" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Christianity\Other Christian Collectibles". The seller is "ashvillegallery" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.