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National Order of Merit
Knight - Full Size

€279.00
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    Address : 2 bis rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris
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Metal SILVER 990‰
Weight 23.54 g
Diameter 22 mm
Home-made Manufacturing : hand enameled Metal : silver 950‰Medal sold with its case  Obverse : six-point star, enamelled blue, gilded silver. In the center, an effigy of the Republic, surrounded with an engraved circle French Republic. The...
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National Order of Merit Knight Full Size | Monnaie de Paris
Knight - Full Size
€279.00

    Description

    • Home-made Manufacturing : hand enameled
    • Metal : silver 950‰
    • Medal sold with its case 

    Obverse : six-point star, enamelled blue, gilded silver. In the center, an effigy of the Republic, surrounded with an engraved circle French Republic. The hanger is a crown of crossed oak-leaves.

    Reverse : two tricolours with the inscription National Order of Merit.

    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      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

    • THE ENGRAVER

      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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