Special Offers Recent Additions Sold Archive
  Top » Catalog » Orders & Medals » Luxembourg » LU139 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
[LU139]
Quantity Available: 1
£195
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge

Silver-gilt-edged white enamel cross pattée on laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with a circular central green enamel medallion bearing the crowned monogram ‘W’ (for its founder, Grand Duke William II); the reverse identical; on possibly original correct ribbon.

The order was established on 29 December 1841 by Grand Duke William II, who was also King of the Netherlands, and was the personal gift of the sovereign. In 1890, Queen Wilhelmina ascended the Dutch throne but, under Salic Law which proscribed female inheritance, Adolph of Nassau, the most senior male heir, became Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Order purely Luxembourgeois.

Since that date, the Order has been primarily awarded to nationals of Luxembourg, though it has occasionally been conferred upon foreigners, mainly on members of other Royal families. The population of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is less than 500,000 and as a consequence, the Order is comparatively rare.

An excellent example.

 
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge
Order of the Crown of Oak, knight (Ordre de la Couronne de Chêne, chevalier)
Click to enlarge
 

Site by GoodAnswers