Order "de Parfaite Amitié", Cross for Men (1806-1927)

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SKU: 01.TUT.0101.101.01.000

  • Cross for Men (1806-1927)
  • Cross for Men (1806-1927)

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Gold/Enamelled
  • Inscription
    Obv: VINCLUM AMICITIAE CA Rev: TW
  • Size
    39x39mm
  • Version Remarks
    The award weighs 34 grams and has 18 kt. gold.
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the Order "de Parfaite Amitié", Cross for Men (1806-1927) is attributed to Auktionhaus Andreas Thies, 48. Auktion. The image is find in the catalog 48. Auktion 11.Mai. 2012 on page 151, number 0984_48 and 3388_48.

History


The Order ‘de parfaite amitié’ was likely established by Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Thurn and Taxis and it was likely renewed by his son, Prince Carl Anselm of Thurn and Taxis. Following the mediatisation of the principalities of the Confederation of the Rhine, the Order was strictly conferred upon the members of the Princely family. At the age of 18, each member of the family was awarded the decoration.

The decoration is a white enamelled maltese cross that features alternating lions and castle turrets between the cross arms. The cross is surmounted by a gold and red enamelled crown. The obverse of the cross features the initials “CW” on the centre medallion. The version of the cross that was awarded from 1806-1927 features the initials “FW” on the reverse. The version that was introduced in 1928 features an “A” (for Albert) on the reverse.

Men wore the decoration around their neck on a sky-blue ribbon. Women wore the decoration on a bow ribbon.

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