SAXONY – KNIGHT’S CROSS – ALBRECHT ORDER 1st CLASS WITH CROWN.
This is a very high-quality example of the Knights Cross 1st Class of the Albrecht Order with Crown. Its obverse features a white, enameled cross with white, gold, and blue enamel in its center. An image of Albrecht appears as the focal point within that center. The reverse also displays a white enameled cross with white, gold, and blue enamel in its center. However, ITS focal point is Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms rather than Albrecht’s image. The date, 1850 (when the Order was instituted), is also included. A green, enameled wreath connects each of the white, enameled cross’s arms to one another. The cross is also suspended from a large, articulated, gilt crown.
The Knights Cross 1st Class of the Albrecht Order with Crown measures 2.5” in length from the crown’s top to the cross’s base, and measures 1.5” in width from one tip of its crosspiece to the other. No hallmark is evident. The decoration comes with a short, green and white, silk ribbon. Its overall condition rates as very fine.