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ALPES MARITIMES. Insignia of the Knights Life-Savers of the Alpes Maritimes (Insigne des Chevaliers Sauveteurs des Alpes Maritimes) by Lemaître of Paris
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ALPES MARITIMES. Insignia of the Knights Life-Savers of the Alpes Maritimes (Insigne des Chevaliers Sauveteurs des Alpes Maritimes) by Lemaître of Paris
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Gilt metal cross flory with crossed two-pronged maritime fork and harpoon linked with rope between the arms, on swivel mural crown suspension; the face with a central escutcheon bearing the gilt arms of the Alpes Maritimes within a blue enamel circle inscribed in gilt letters ‘CHEVALIERS SAUVETEURS DES ALPES MARITIMES’; the reverse plain with maker’s mark ‘LEMAITRE FT. PARIS R. COQUILIÈRE’; on recent full neck ribbon.

The Alpes Maritime department on the Mediterranean Sea bordering Italy is renowned for the French Riviera, including the towns of Nice and Cannes.

An example of the Insignia is in the Collection of the Science Museum, London, reference A676126.

This example dates from the period 1880 to 1930.

 
ALPES MARITIMES. Insignia of the Knights Life-Savers of the Alpes Maritimes (Insigne des Chevaliers Sauveteurs des Alpes Maritimes) by Lemaître of Paris
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ALPES MARITIMES. Insignia of the Knights Life-Savers of the Alpes Maritimes (Insigne des Chevaliers Sauveteurs des Alpes Maritimes) by Lemaître of Paris
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