France - Order of the Legion of Honour, Louis-Philippe July Monarchy 1830-1848, Chevalier, silver, gold and enamels, with original ribbon.

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France - Order of the Legion of Honour, Louis-Philippe July Monarchy 1830-1848, Chevalier, silver, gold and enamels, with original ribbon.

Condition: the gold centre and silver crown depressed in places, green enamel work flaked in places, hence only Fine.

The Ordre Royal, Imperial et National de la Legion d’Honneur was established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802 to be awarded for outstanding civil or military service to France. It has survived Empire, restoration of the Monarchy and five Republics. There have been at least a dozen major changes to the insignia and, indeed, the political history of the past 200 years of France may be traced on them. Since the suppression of the Ordre Militaire de Saint-Louis in 1830, the Ordre de la Legion d’Honnneur has been France’s premier order. The current example is from the reign of Louis-Philippe, 25 August 1830 to 12 September 1848.