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Hesse-Darmstadt - Grand Cross Sash for the Order of the Star of Brabant

Hesse-Darmstadt - Grand Cross Sash for the Order of the Star of Brabant

Hesse-Darmstadt - Grand Cross Sash for the Order of the Star of Brabant

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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
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LOT 71-1158
EAN 2000000716794
LOT 71-1158
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 2000000716794
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
LOT 71-1158
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000716794
MAKER
WEIGHT
Imperial Germany
Hesse-Darmstadt - Grand Cross Sash for the Order of the Star of Brabant


Description

An extremely rare original sash for the Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Brabant. Full length with carrying hook.


Condition
1-
Historical information
Award period
1915 - 1915
OEK
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The Order of the Star of Brabant was founded by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig on June 14, 1914, "to affirm the bond that intimately binds Prince and people with a visible sign which We wish to bestow upon men and women who wish to express themselves in Our service or through works of charity, or other aspirations serving the common good, for the welfare of the country" So far the statutes.

The naming is also explained here, it says: "In memory of Our illustrious ancestor, Saint Elisabeth's grandson, the first Landgrave of Hesse and founder of Our Princely House, Henry, from the Duke Tribe of Brabant We name the Order Star of Brabant and determine the birthday of Our illustrious ancestor, June 24, as Foundation Day". Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig appointed himself and his successors Grand Masters of the Order and placed the Order of the Star of Brabant on an equal footing with the Order of Phillip the Magnanimous.

As can be seen from the above, the Order was intended as an award for merit in all social spheres and strata. Not designed for war merit, the outbreak of the First World War prevented its development. Nevertheless, the order with its 12 classes (4 classes for ladies) and its medal, was awarded in small numbers in not all classes.

The recipients were allowed to include the order in their title and to show the badge of the order in their coat of arms. Except for the Grand Cross, the Grand Commander with turquoise and the Grand Commander Cross 1st class, all classes could be awarded with a crown.

The Order Star of Brabant is probably one of the most unusual Teutonic Orders. Founded in 1914, it fits perfectly into the taste of the time. However, as a truly avant-garde design for an order, it meets the taste of the Grand Duke and reflects the zeitgeist manifested in the existence of the artists' colony, "Mathildenhöhe", in Darmstadt, with its German Werkbund style.

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