Royal Order of the Northern Star [Kungliga Nordstjärneorden]. Order’s collar, type with „closed“ crowns, manufacturing by C. F. Carlman in Stockholm, consisting of 10 „FF“-links (one as a closing link and one as a link for wearing), and 10 „star“ links, silver gilt and enamels, the white enamels of the stars mostly spotted, with grand cross badge, silver gilt, centres gold, and enamels, star of the centre on obverse and reverse with damages and repairs, two cross arms with bad repairs on the reverse, total weight 384.8 g, in its original octogonal case of Carlman. BWK4 234, 235.
Gutes sehr schön, schön / Good very fine, fine.
(~€ 3’740/USD 4’395)
On February 23, 1748, King Frederik I of Sweden (1676-1751, since 1720 King of Sweden, since 1730 also Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel) established the originally two-class (commanders and knights) order together with the Order of the Seraphim and the Royal Order of the Sword [Kungliga Svärdsorden]. In 1762 King Gustav III (1746-1792, reigned since 1771) established the order’s collar for the commanders. King Oscar I (1799-1859, reigned since 1844) in 1844 established the grand cross class, called „Commander with Grand Cross“ [kommandör med storkors] and transferred the collar to this highest class. With resolution of the Swedish parliament of June 6, 1973, the conferring of the order on Swedish subjects was abolished, thus the collar ceeded to exist. On August 1, 1995, the order, reserved for foreigners only, received new statutes.