Order of the Seraphim, Breast Star

SKU: 01.SWE.0101.103.01

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  • Order of the Seraphim, Grand Cross Breast Star

Attributes

  • country
    Sweden
  • date of institution
    April 28, 1748
  • makers
    C.F. Carlman, Stockholm; Hammer, Stockholm; Jacod Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Ololf Willborg, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. H. M. Holmstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. Lundstrom, Stockholm; Nystrom, Stockholm; Rengel, Stockholm; A. Gimberg, Stockholm; Chrostopher Sergell, Stockholm
  • remarks
    The Breast Star image is attributed to Wikipedia and B****n (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Order_of_the_Seraphim_Star.png) and is used under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

History


This Order was founded by King Frederick I in 1748. It is the highest decoration awarded in Sweden. It is conferred exclusively upon members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as foreign heads of state.

The obverse inscription is a christogram.

There were many manufacturers of this Order, and as a result, there may be versions which vary in composition and size and design. Early models were embroidered.

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Versions

  • Price

    $3400+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver Wire/Silver Paillettes/Silk/Leather

  • Inscription

    Obv: IHS

  • Size

    105mm

  • Maker

    C.F. Carlman, Stockholm; Hammer, Stockholm; Jacod Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Ololf Willborg, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. H. M. Holmstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. Lundstrom, Stockholm; Nystrom, Stockholm; Rengel, Stockholm; A. Gimberg, Stockholm; Chrostopher Sergell, Stockholm

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Breast Star

  • Price

    N/A

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver Wire/Gold Paillettes/Silk

  • Inscription

    Obv: IHS

  • Size

  • Maker

    C.F. Carlman, Stockholm; Hammer, Stockholm; Jacod Hjortzberg, Stockholm; Isak Malmborg, Stockholm; Ololf Willborg, Stockholm; Carl Zetterstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. H. M. Holmstrom, Stockholm; Mrs. Lundstrom, Stockholm; Nystrom, Stockholm; Rengel, Stockholm; A. Gimberg, Stockholm; Chrostopher Sergell, Stockholm

  • Version Remarks

    The Breast Star image is attributed to Wikipedia and B****n (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Order_of_the_Seraphim_Star.png) and ...

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Version

Breast Star

  • Price

    $6250-10200 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: IHS

  • Size

    85-92mm

  • Maker

    C.F. Carlman, Stockholm

  • Version Remarks

    The Breast Star image is attributed to Wikipedia and Alexvonf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Serafijnorde;ster.jpg and is used u...

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Version

Breast Star

  • Price

    $6,500+ USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv:IHS

  • Size

    85mm

  • Maker

    Kretly, Paris

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