A FINE MILITARY PRESENTATION RUSSIAN ICON OF THE TRINITY, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1896-1908. Executed in the popular Western style, here Christ (left), God the Father (right), and a dove (top center representing the Holy Spirit), together form the New Testament Trinity. The entire image overlaid with a finely crafted, multi-piece, silver-gilt, repoussed, and chased riza with shaded enamel haloes and champlevé enamel title plaques. Hallmarked Moscow, circa 1896-1908 and with indistinguishable Cyrillic maker's mark and 84 standard. The verso with silver-gilt and champlevé enameled presentation plaque dedicated to: "The Viceroy of Their Imperial Highnesses in the Caucasus General-Adjutant Count Vorontsov-Dashkov from his attendants 1898." Contained in a later glazed shadow box frame. 12.25 inches x 10.5 inches (31 x 27 cm).
Count Illarion Ivanovich Vorontsov-Dashkov, (1837-1916); was a Russian statesman and military leader, Governor of the Caucasus, chairman of the Red Cross and a personal friend of Tsar Alexander III. He was made commander of the Caucasian Army at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. He was the recipient of numerous Imperial Russian awards as well as foreign including but not limited to: The Order of Andrew, The Order of St. George, The Order of St. Vladimir, St. Stanislaus, St. Anna, St. Alexander Nevsky, (all in varying degrees), as well as the Order of the White Eagle and a host of foreign awards.