AUSTRIA-HUNGARY ORDER OF SAINT ETIENNE...

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AUSTRIA-HUNGARY ORDER OF SAINT ETIENNE...

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
ORDER OF SAINT ETIENNE OF HUNGARY, created in 1764.
Set of large cross comprising :
- The gold jewel, with a strong Hungarian crown adorned on the reverse with two bridges with two buttonholes, in the colours of the order. Long fluted transverse ring.
Cross with green enamelled branches (small scratches). Gold enamelled cross and crown engraved on the obverse. Legends and centre reverse in painted enamel.
Traces of punch "H." on the ring of the cross (probably from the goldsmith Hollauer).
95 x 50 mm. Gross weight: 50 g.
In its rugged case covered with red morocco decorated with small iron and gold threads, sheathed in ivory velvet in shape.
With its two long necklaces in moire in the colours of the order, one straight and one rounded.
-The silver plate worked with diamond points, pierced. Centre in enamelled gold in several parts. Reverse side with a tilting clasp.
82 mm. Gross weight: 55 g.
With its octagonal case sheathed in silk and velvet.
T.T.B.

Origin : T.T.B:
- Collection of an apostolic nuncio from the mid-19th century.
- Kept in his family until today.

Historical background:
The jewel of this set given around 1850 is still of an early model (manufactured around 1820-1830), in particular by the reverse of the crown with bridges and the long ring between this crown and the cross. This jewel is of a model quite comparable to that of the Emperor Napoleon I, although it was given more than forty years earlier. The plaque is of a more contemporary manufacture of the shed (circa 1850).
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