EXTREMELY RARE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL SILVER ENAMELED NAPKIN RING, HARBIN, MARKED
With gorgeous enamel dragon. Engraved Kharbin (Harbin) in Russian. Harbin is originally a Manchu word meaning "a place for drying fishing nets.". For your information we put very interesting document from Harbin which was sold here on Live Auctioneer - please see the screenshot. Also, on the last image you can see Russian Women's Fascist Movement with swastika - 1935. Harbin is unknown period of World history.
SIZE: 4.8 cm diameter, 3.8 cm wide. Weight: 52 grams, 1.8 oz.
ESTIMATE PRICE: $1300 - $1500.
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Few years ago the items with dragon were sold on Live Auctioneer for $4000 and $6500 - please see the screenshots. Our item is more rare because it is drogon from HARBIN !!
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WIKIPEDIA: The term Harbin Russians or Russian Harbinites refers to several generations of Russians who lived in the city of Harbin, Manchuria from approximately 1898 to the mid-1960s. Harbin, a major junction city on the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER), came successively under the control of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China, Manchukuo and the People's Republic of China in this period.
In the decade from 1913 to 1923, Russia went through World War I, the Russian Revolution, and the Russian Civil War. In the 1920s Harbin was flooded with 100,000 to 200,000 White emigres fleeing from Russia. They were mostly officers and soldiers involved in the White movement, members of the White governments in Siberia and Russian Far East. There were both the intelligentsia and ordinary people. Harbin held the largest Russian population outside of the state of Russia.
In 1924, an agreement was signed in Beijing regarding the control of the Chinese Eastern Railway. The agreement stated that only Soviet and Chinese citizens could be employed by the CER. This meant the Harbin Russians had to choose not only their nationality, but also their political identity. Many Harbin Russians took Soviet citizenship for patriotic reasons. However, there were also Harbin Russians who remained stateless who were eventually let go from CER. Gradually, the national and the political identity of the Harbin Russians split the group into opposing sides. This led to a strong Soviet presence in Harbin. In 1929, the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception opened the Lyceum St. Nicholas, which educated Christian male elite until 1949.