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SINCONA Auction 67 (2/2)  -  20.10.2020 18:00
World Orders and Decorations (Germany, Europe, Overseas, Lots 4501-4599)

Lot 4520
Group of seven (of originally eight) awards, mounted as worn: 1) Kingdom of Italy: Order of the Crown of Italy [Ordine della Corona d’Italia], knight’s cross [cavaliere], gold and enamels; 2) Sweden: Olympic medal Gustav V [Gustav V Olymposka medalj], silver, with engraver’s name „A.LINDENBERG“; 3) French Republic: National Order of the Legion of Honour [Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur], 9th model (with „Marianne“ and the year „1870“ on the obverse centre - 1870-1951), officer’s decoration [officier], 800/000 silver gilt and enamels, with slight enamel damages, with French warranty mark for 800/000 silver from 1838 until 1961 (boar’s head), with applied rosette on the ribbon; 4) Spain: Order of Isabella the Catholic [Orden de Isabel la Catolica], 2. Model (with cipher „FRO7“ or „FR“ in the reverse centre), knight’s cross [caballero], silver gilt, centres gold and enamels, finest enamel painting; 5) Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakian Order of the White Lion [Československý řad bílého Iva], 1st model (with crowned lion - 1922-1939), cross 4th class for civil merit, silver, partly gilt, and enamels, with enamel damage, with applied rosette on the ribbon; 6) French Republic: Academic Palmes [Palmes Académiques], 2nd model (two classes, in metal - 1866-1955), decoration of an Officer of the Academy [Officier de l’Académie] (so-called „Silver Academic Palms“), silver and enamels, with enamel damages on obverse and reverse; 7) Ottoman Empire: Order of Mecidiye, 2nd modell, 2nd issue (with facettes - since about the 1870ies), decoration 5th class, manufacturing of the Ottoman mint in Constantinople during the reign of Sultan Mehmet V Reshad (1844-1918, reigned since 1909), silver brillanté, center gold and enamels, on the reverse manufacturer’s indication, surmounting halfmoon and star missing. Mounted on a Swedish style bar, with pin.
Fast vorzüglich, gutes sehr schön, sehr schön / Almost extremely fine, good very fine, very fine. (7)
(~€ 1’400/USD 1’650)

Due to the Swedish strict prescription to return the order’s insignia after the death of the holder, the here missing knight’s decoration of a Swedish Order (probably of the Royal Order of Vasa), was given back to the Swedish Chancery of the Orders of Chivalry.
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