Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T")

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SKU: 01.BAV.0112.101.01.001

Estimated market value:

$4800 USD

  • Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T") Obverse
  • Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T") Obverse
  • Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T") Reverse
  • Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T") Obverse
  • Order of Theresa, Cross (with diamonds on the "T") Reverse

Estimated market value:

$4800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Eduard Quellehorst, Munich
  • Composition
    Gold/Diamonds/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: T Rev: UNSER ERDENLEBEN SEY: GLAUBE AN DAS EWIGE
  • Size
    41x70mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/bavaria/orders/order-of-theresa/an-exquisite-bavarian-order-of-theresa-with-diamonds-g15458

Physical Description and Item Details


An Exquisite Bavarian Order of Theresa with Diamonds - In GOLD and enamels, central T cypher set with genuine rose cut Diamonds. Cross, 41x43mm, crown 29x27mm, weighs 20 grams. Marked under the crown EQ (for Eduard Quellehorst). Very fine quality Badge, one enamel flake on obverse otherwise extremely fine. Comes with the full length of sash for court dress approximately 160cm long, 7cm wide.

History


The Order was established on December 12, 1827 by Queen Therese of Bavaria as an order for noble ladies in the kingdom. The Queen established a fund, which annually paid a pension of 100 to 300 guilders to twelve unmarried noble ladies. The pension ceased upon the a recipients marriage, however, if the marriage was in line with the rank of the lady, then she was permitted to continue wearing the Order’s insignia and be known as a Lady of Honour (Ehrendame).

This Order only has a single class. Ranking within the Order is indicated through the addition of diamonds to the cross, and by the ribbon style on which the cross was worn.

The Order is still in existence today and it functions as an honorary society.

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