Field Marshal’s Baton
Features: Gold, brilliants, enamel; weight 1087,98 g
Origin: Late 18th century
The Diamond Fund collection contains a Field Marshal's Baton decorated with brilliants and enamel work which belongs to the second half of the eighteenth century. This symbol of field marshal's authority is in the form of a hollow pipe decorated with enameled double-headed eagles, badges of the Order of St Andrew the First-Called and Catherine the Great's monogram. The ends of the pipe are closed by a circular cap studded with rows of brilliants round the edges and diamond-studded banners and weapons in the middle. For many years Prince Grigory Potemkin was thought to have been the owner of the baton, but recent research has shown that it actually belonged to General Field Marshal P.A. Rumyantsev-Zadunaisky.
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