The Imperial Order of Franz Joseph

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A Grand Cross Set of the 2nd Model, 1st Class, instituted in 1849. Sash Badge, 69x37 mm., GOLD, both sides enameled, maker's mark "VM for Vincent Mayer", hallmarked "3A", both central medallions GOLD, enameled, opening center, original suspension ring and complete sash with bow. Breast Star, 91 mm., Silver and GOLD, "G" for Grand Cross on reverse, hallmarked "AA", center enameled, superimposed parts GOLD, the reverse with a broad pin, maker's mark "Vinc. Mayer's Sohne, Wien"
A superb set, made by the then official purveyor of this order. Excellent condition!. I