SOLD Beautiful, Cased Pour Le Merite, Wearer’s Copy
This fine, antique and iconic award is very well vetted and estimated to be a turn of the 20th century wearer’s copy of the famous Pour le Merite with oakleaves. The pictures hopefully convey how well marked this piece is, and how finely crafted the eagles, enamel and edge treatment are. The ribbon, showing fine age and longtime wear, is affixed to the suspension ring with a stitch of old thread, showing it was positioned appropriately for wear. A miniature and an extra set of oakleaves are present with this piece. This cross comes from a decades old collection and reflects not having been handled or abused in any way over the years– a fine military antiquity! COA accompanies.