The Russian Empire. The beginning - middle of the XIX century. The badge of the Order of St. Anna, 2nd class of the workshop of I.V.Osipov. There are two stamps on the ear on the reverse side; a metal sample 56 with the city coat of arms of St. Petersburg in an oval and the stamp of the workshop "I.O.". The badge of the order was made according to the canons of the beginning of the century - a massive blown cross with an enlarged finifty central medallion, magnificent jewelry guilloche rays, flat rims of centerpieces and with the finest processing of details. Excellent condition!!!
Extremely rare. The brand of the workshop "I.O" was used for a short time in the 1850s.
The last photo for comparison. AK on the right , I.O on the left.
Gold, hot vitreous enamel, finish. Size 43*48 mm. The weight with a connecting earring is 17.9 grams.The maximum thickness is 8.5 mm. There are cracks on the reverse of the central medallion (visually completely invisible).