Order of the Rue Crown, Breast Star (1807-1840)

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SKU: 01.SXK.0101.103.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1950+ USD

  • Breast Star (1807-1840) (Embroidered) Obverse
  • Breast Star (1807-1840) (Embroidered) Obverse
  • Breast Star (1807-1840) (Embroidered) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1950+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Embroidered/Cloth/Silver Wire/Silver Sequins
  • Inscription
    Obv: PROVI DENTIAE MEMOR
  • Size
    105mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/a-rare-1820-30-saxon-royal-house-order-of-the-rue-crown-breast-star

Physical Description and Item Details


(Hausorden der Rautenkrone). Instituted 1807 by Frederick Augustus I, the first King of Saxony. An intricately made with attention to details; in cloth/fabric backing, embroidered in silver, silver wire and sequins, center in fabric and silver wire, of fine quality make with fine details, measuring 105 mm, very fine.

History


This House Order was instituted by King Friedrich August III under the direction of Napoleon.

The Order was conferred upon extraordinary members of the Dynastic House and foreign Kings, Princes, Princesses, and exceptionally high ranking officials.

There may exist many varieties of the Breast Star with different compositions and sizes.

There were several known manufacturers of the Order's Breast Star, including the early manufacturer Schnitzspahn from Darmstadt, Hossauer from Berlin beginning in 1855, and Scharffenberg from Dresden from 1896 onward.

Breast Stars including brilliants, such as diamonds, were manufactured by other unknown makers.

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