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  1. @filfoster When you say 'court mounting', are you referring to just wearing the decorations from straight ribbons, or do you actually mean the mounting method where the gongs are resting (and fixed) on a piece of the straight ribbon? I believe the latter is what is defined as 'court mounting'.
  2. I have seen this one a few times. I have a similar photo on file (also marked Sporrong) I made a note at some point, that this is for a Copenhagen 'shooting club' (or guild or whatever English translation works best - Danish word is 'skyttelaug'). Very popular since the end of the 1800s and well into the 1900s. Made by Sporrong in Sweden - probably because it was cheaper or more convenient. I also have a photo of a similar one with an added wreath and 'K S' (Københavns Skyttelaug) under the 3 towers.
  3. My guess for the breast stars: Hungary, Order of St. Stephen Austria, Order of Leopold (also on the sash)
  4. Maybe a stupid question (I'm not an expert in British orders): If he got the MBE (5th class), wouldn't it be the case with "MBE" on the lid? The other case was used for an OBE (4th class)?
  5. Marvelous...! The unknown breast star in the 3rd photo is the Bavarian "Orden von hl. Hubertus".
  6. The name in the books appears to be Flöckher.
  7. According to Wikipedia it's 3rd class (not that Wikipedia is necessarily always correct...)
  8. Great photo! Now I'm not so sure about that 3rd from last being the SEHO...
  9. This site shows one (second photo) with the red cross on the upper cross arm: Order of the Crown (Prussia) | Military Wiki | Fandom (wikia.org) In the above photo it is on the 3rd class order. I can't tell if this specific one is original, but it will give you an idea of what it looks like...
  10. I actually think that no. 9 is the Prussian Order of the Crown (4th class with red cross device).
  11. Based on the photo above, this is my guess: 1. Order of the Bath 2. Order of the Star of India 3. Order of St George and St. Michael 4. Victorian Order 5. Order of the Indian Empire 6. Order of St. Vladimir 7. Order of Dannebrog (silver merit cross) 8. Order of the Redeemer 9. ? 10. Austrian 'Marianerkreuz' 11. Hessian Order of Philip the Magnanimous 12. Saxe-Ernestine House Order 13. 2nd Empire Medaille Militaire 14. French Red Cross 1870-1871 So I see 14 decorations. I'm basing my guess for the Saxe-Ernestine order on the shape (although many orders have this shape) and his father's origin. He may have chosen this one as a gesture.
  12. This is from another photo, but it seems like the same bar (probably from the same photo shoot). The bar is a little clearer...
  13. @filfoster Do you have a better photo of the one you're interested in? The gray tones on the bar and stars are very washed out...
  14. No. 5 on the bar above (and next to last on previous photos) looks like the French Medaille Militaire (the pre-1870 version with the eagle suspension), but why Edward would have been awarded that one, I have no idea... 😲
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