ROYAL ORDER OF THE CROWN OF HAWAII

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HAWAII
A highly convex Breast Star of the Order, 90 mm, with Silver, sharplytipped, 4pointed star (brownishgrey, dark patina), with applied a gold cross with white enameled arms; white enameled centre medallion with a golden, finely chiselled crown; blue enameled outer circlet with the Order’s motto “HAWAII KE KALAUNU” (Crown of Hawaii) in gold lettering and a short laurel wreath tied by a tiny fl ower; the reverse with round, maker’s escutcheon of Krétly, Paris, round pin and two hooks; original, silk sash of the Order, white with pale blue sidestripes; the whole in the original, purple velvet case of issue. A highly rare group, extremely fi ne condition! This Order, founded by king Kalakaua on 12th of September 1882 to celebrate his accession to the throne, was awarded for exceptional, conspicuous merits towards the Sovereign and the State; its award ceased on 1892. I RR!