• Home-made ManufacturingA decoration, an honor, an awardThe badge of the Order of the Arts and Letters was created by Raymond Subes, famous craftsman in wrought iron, member of the Institute. The medal consists of a palm in two ident...
A decoration, an honor, an award The badge of the Order of the Arts and Letters was created by Raymond Subes, famous craftsman in wrought iron, member of the Institute. The medal consists of a palm in two identical twigs, enamelled with purple and set silvery or golden.
To know more about it The Order of the Arts and Letters is awarded to the civilians. It rewards the eminent members of the University. There are three ranks for the order of the Academic Palms. There are three ranks for the order of the Academic Palms. The rank of knight and officer carries the cross, suspended from a ribbon compound of five dark green strips separated by four white vertical lines. For the commander, the cross knot in tie, alone around the neck.
Guarantees Monnaie de Paris is the oldest institution of France, fully qualified teacher of the label « Entreprise du patrimoine vivant » et « Joaillerie de France ». All the decorations are manufactured in the workshop of jewelry, made only in noble metal according to home-made methods. These creations benefit from a finish in the hand. They immortalize the tradition of the struck medal, the unique and specific know-how, marked with an awl, the horn of plenty, parking of the origin and the authenticity.
The French decorations, the official know-how of Monnaie de Paris Create in 864, Monnaie de Paris has for mission the strike of currencies but also manufacturing of the French official decorations. They are the reflection of the republican values, an honor and a symbol of particular and shared emotion. They belong to the history and to the heritage of France. Leaning on the excellence and the ancestral character of its techniques, all the badges made by Monnaie de Paris are in accordance with decrees and with official standards.
Attention: the port of badges is submitted to provisions of the article 259 of the Penal code
Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.
THE MEDAL MINTER
The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece
Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.
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