​ France: Order of Artisan Merit, Officer Grade in Gold with Rosette on ribbon, bronze-gilt and enamel. Rare.

Price: £215.00


Product ID: CMA/23635
Condition: Good Very Fine
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Description:

France: Order of Artisan Merit, Officer Grade in Gold with Rosette on ribbon, bronze-gilt and enamel. Rare.

Condition: Good Very Fine.

The Order was created on 11 June 1948 and its statutes completed on 6 January 1956. It was intended to reward artisans and artists who produced work of high standard and quality and who enhanced the spread and variety of craftsmanship. Knights were required to be at least 40 years of age and promotion to Officer could only take place after the passage of at least eight further years. The Order has not been awarded since 1963 and, having had but 15 years existence, is rare.