Details: Rare 19th century, sterling silver (stamped 925 on the back) French award, which was typically given in honour of an achievement in sports or academia. A bouquet comprised of a laurel branch (symbolizing victory) and oak tree branch (symbolizing wisdom) wrapped at the bottom in a French knotted ribbon. This beautiful piece looks exquisite as a wall adornment on its own, as well as in a grouping with other decorative antique treasures. This piece would also make a wonderful graduation present for a young appreciator of fine European antiques. An outstanding French treasure for a stylish and unique interior!
Dimensions: 11"w x 3.5"d x 25"h (3.5 lbs)
Condition: In great condition with a heavy patina that adds to the piece's Old World charm. One of the intricately detailed laurel leafs is loose, however, still attached.