Graf

SWEDEN ORDER OF THE SWORD - OLD MODEL

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Hi Graf

The style of crown suspension & swds being visible on reverse is not common. Perhaps it could be attributed to a certain date but without award documents or period fotos that would be a hard one to date. Your example is very striking. I find Swords having finials to be of later manufacture. Foto of an 1860 era with the ribbon dating from the 2nd Empire.

 

Sincerely

Yankee

 

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The double-sided swords type was issued from about 1856 to 1975!

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Thank you Megan,

 

That was my information, because from two sources it was dated 1850 and 1860

Hi Yankee I have not seen a Swedish Order of the Sword with a such rosette.It could have been given to a French person

If the photo is from 1960 then the rosette is completely correct for the France Second Empire period 1852-1869

Award Document will be of help if there is strong evidence that belongs to the Order

 

Graf

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Hi Megan

 

Have you any idea who the jeweler was for that long run in time.  Have you any sketches or fotos  from the inception of badge and post WWll to compare.  Maybe some subtle differences over the 100 plus years & perhaps we can date Graf's piece. 

 

Hi Graf

 

Most likely to somebody from France or one of the Italian States.  Have never seen an award document from the 2nd Empire era or a case too from that period.  Sure am curious.

 

Yankee

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At work - I'll see what I can dig up when I get home!

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ID: 31   Posted (edited)

On 12/2/2014 at 09:51, Yankee said:

A fine Napoleonic piece with an arched crown and solid crowns between each arm.

Maybe of German make, never seen another...........

Hi Yankee,

Here is another one sold recently by eMedals

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Hi Graf

Looks much better in color.  Post 19 example has a broken hinge so we know its not the same piece. I've seen only two of this type in the dozen or so years to give you an idea of just how rare they are. There is a fine Swedish Auction site that occasionally offers some old Orders & Medals that you might like to view probusauktioner.se

Sincerely

Yankee

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Hi Yankee,

 

I know the Auction site. It is very nice one and i wanted to bid on it, however they do not have postage for outside of Sweden

 

Best

 

Graf

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