Made of bronze with remains of silver-plating.
Provenance: Was purchased from estate of Kornilov Shock Regiment’s officer along
with a regimental ring (see my other auctions to see the ring). Two years ago
the same badge was sold on eBay for $460.
The General Kornilov Shock Infantry Division took its name form Lavr Kornilov,
one of the most popular of Russia’s WW1 generals, and in August 1917, the
supreme commander of all Russian forces. He was killed in battle near
Ekaterinodar on 13 April 1918, when a shell hit the farmhouse he was using as
his headquarters. His name was given to one of the best White Guard regiments
and later passed to the whole division.
The items looks like old and original. But I am not a licensed dealer and I can
not give you Certificate of Authenticity. for this purpose I give to all of my clients 3 days to inspection item – the item can be returned for any reason for money back (minus shipping costs and bank transfer fee…).
On auction Gelos, 1.3.2008, lot 156, XF, was
estimated for $8.000 and sold for $13.000.
Estimate price: $900 – $950.