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Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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Silver-gilt and blue enamel five-armed cross pattée indented with ball-tipped finials,with points between the arms, the arms with gilt-edged inset pale blue enamel panels, with loop, gilt and green enamel laurel wreath and ribbon ring suspension, the ribbon ring with silver hallmarks and ‘900’ purity mark; the face with a circular central medallion bearing the arms of Guatemala within a white enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘GUATEMALA • AL MERITO’; the reverse with a pale blue central medallion bearing the gilt Roman numerals ‘MCMXXXVI’ (1936) within a white enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘ORDEN DEL QUETZAL’; height excluding suspension ring 26.64mm (1.05 inch), width 15.95mm (0.63 inch); slight loss of white enamel from the base of the medallion of the face and a few contact marks; lacking ribbon. The Order was instituted in 1936 and is awarded for international, civic, scientific, literary and artistic services to Guatemala. The quetzal is a magnificent bird that inhabits the tropical forests of Guatemala. This example came from the workshops of De Greef of Brussels.

 
Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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Order of the Quetzal, knight, miniature (Orden del Quetzal, caballero, miniatura) by De Greef of Brussels
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