Imperial Order of the Mexican Eagle, Grand Cross Breast Star

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 01.MEX.0103.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$34000 USD

  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Obverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Obverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Reverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Reverse
  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Details
  • Grand Cross Breast Star by Halley Emeralds and Rubies, Details

Estimated market value:

$34000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Mexico
  • Makers
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled/Emeralds/Rubies
  • Size
    94mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Of fine French manufacture and exhibiting the stylistic characteristics of mid to late 19th Century French manufacture, in silver with four principle arms with a fleur-de-lys design, with a large cushion cut emerald set at each arm tip, clusters of seven rays in each quadrant, obverse centre of superb quality and attention to detail, featuring a Gold Mexican Imperial Eagle at centre, crowned with green enamel details, with silver gilt background, with initial surround composed of 46 square step cut rubies, a secondary surround composed of 35 square step cut emeralds, reverse with dual stays and large pin assembly, makers cartouche of Halley, Paris, hallmarked on pin with boars head denoting French small silver guarantee post 1838, measuring 94.2 mm (w) x 94.00 mm (h), missing catch, with minor enamel loss to obverse, principle rays slightly crimped, toned silver, otherwise near extremely fine. https://www.emedals.com/north-america/mexico/mexico-empire-an-order-of-the-eagle-superior-class-star-with-rubies-emeralds-by-halley-c-1875

History


The Order of the Mexican Eagle (Orden del Águila Mexicana) was created by Emperor Maximiliano I/Maximilian I on January 1, 1865. It was founded as an effort to reach prestige among European monarchies, in order to obtain concessions and diplomatic recognition for the new Mexican Empire.

The Order was awarded to citizens and military personnel, in recognition of outstanding merit and extraordinary services to the State and the Emperor.

The grades of the Order were: Collar, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight.

The motto of the Order is "Equity in Justice."

The Order was awarded mainly to noble foreign recipients from European monarchies. It was extinguished soon after Maximilian I was exiled and executed in 1867.

The Grand Cross Breast Star was limited to twenty-five (25) bestowals.

The market value of this Order is based on the quality of manufacture and composition. The piece with emerald, gems, or diamonds, are fairly common in the market.

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