European Orders of Knighthood

  • Star of the Order of the Garter

    Belonged to Emperor Nicholas I.
    United Kingdom, first half of the XIXth century.
    The Moscow Kremlin Museums. 

  • The Royal Victorian Chain

    Belonged to Emperor Nicholas II.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Collar of the Royal Victorian Order for dames and badge

    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Collar and badge of the Order of the Bath, Civil Division

    London, R&S Garrard & Cо, 1887–1888.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Star of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Military Division

    London, R&S Garrard & Co, 1840–1861.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Collar and badge of the Order of the Thistle

    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Knight Grand Commander's Collar of the Order of the Indian Empire and badge

    London, 1887–1947.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Collar of the Royal Guelphic Order and badge

    London, 1815–1837.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Star of Knight Grand Cross of the Guelphic Order with swords

    London, Hamlet, 1815–1837.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Collar and badge of the Order of St. Michael and St. George

    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Knight Grand Commander's collar and badge of the Order of the Star of India

    London, 1861–1947.
    Belonged to Vice-King of India Nawab Sadiq Mohamed Khan.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Knight Grand Commander's badge of the Order of the Star of India and star

    London, 1861–1947.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Badge of the Order of the Garter (Lesser George)

    London, 1786–1805.
    Belonged to Henry, 5th duke of Beaufort or to his son Henry Charles, 6th duke of Beaufort.
    Cameo carver Giovanni Antonio Santarelli. 
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Badge of the Order of the Garter (Lesser George)

    London, mid XIXth century.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Star of the Order of the Garter

    London, R&S Garrard & Cо, 1858–1861.
    Belonged to Emperor of Germany Frederick III.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Badge of the Order of St. Patrick

    Dublin, West & Son and Spink & Son, early XXth century.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Star of Grand Master of the Order of Saint Patrick

    Dublin, West & Son and Spink & Son, early XXth century.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Knight Companion's badge of the Order of the Indian Empire

    London, 1878–1887.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • Badge of The Order of Merit, Civil Division

    London, Collingwood & Cо, 1902–1910.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • George Cross and miniature

    London, after 1941.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

  • The Victoria Cross

    London, Hunt & Roskill, 1856–1897.
    From the collection of A. Khazin (Moscow).

EXHIBITS

April, 24 – Augustus, 16, 2015

One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace

Organised by:
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Moscow Kremlin Museums

00# Star of the Order of the GarterThis exhibition presents insignia of European Orders of Knighthood, from the collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, from the prominent private collection of Andrei Khazin and pieces of insignia of the Order of the Garter from the Royal Collection bestowed upon Emperor Alexander II. The other contributors to this project are the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire (now a part of the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation) which is lending rare documents and the State Historical Museum which is lending portraits of members of the Russian Imperial Family.

The collection of Andrei Khazin, which started as a childhood hobby, has developed with time into a well thought-out and comprehensive collection of European orders. It includes insignia of the highest European orders, which as a rule are seldom represented in museum collections. Of special value are the collections of orders of Great Britain, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prussia, Portugal, the Holy See and Napoleonic France. This collection also includes insignia of Russian rulers and other remarkable people. 

An important discovery made while working on the exhibition was that one of the collars in the collection of Andrei Khazin was identified as having once belonged to the last Russian Emperor, Nicholas II. This is a Royal Victorian Chain, founded in 1902 by King Edward VII of Great Britain as a personal award of honour and is usually reserved for foreign monarchs, princes and heads of state. At the outbreak of war in 1914 it was brought to Moscow from Petrograd with other imperial possessions. It was removed, with other imperial property, from the Armoury Chamber, Moscow and passed to Gokhran (the State Repository of valuables) and was sold by the Bolshevik government.  By lucky circumstances, nearly a century later it is returning to the Moscow Kremlin to be displayed in the exhibition.

Sponsors

The project is supported by:

hotel metropol   statoil

Media partners:

rus_24     radio_rus   radio_kult

ogonek


Specialized media partner:

art_newspaper


Internet partner:

kudago

Exhibition hall

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Ticket price

  • 500
    rub.

    visiting the exhibition with the ticket to the architectural complex of the Cathedral square

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