Order of St. Anne Founded by Duke Charles Frederick and Instituted on February 14, 1735, in memory of his wife, Anna, daughter of Peter the Great. Red enamel Maltese Cross, with edges outlined in gold. Between the angles of the arms of the cross are gold openworked scrolls. In the center is a circular medallion of white enamel on which is portrayed the figure of St. Anne with mountains in colored enamel in the background.
Gold Badge Cross Third Class, size: 36 X 36 mm In good condition, minor enamel loss on reverse. Marked on the loop with 56 Russian Imperial Gold Standard and with initials "AK" by Albert Keibel, St. Petersburg, (hallmarks on upper arm under the enamels), fine quality, circa 1880-1900.