Lot 217

ITALY - TUSCANY - ORDER OF ST. JOSEPH
instituted in 1807 by FERDINAND III (1769-1824)
Grand Duke of Würzburg and Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Knight's Star in gold enamelled white with double-pointed ends. Without ribbon. Original case in the name of the Goldsmith J. F. BAUTTE ET Cie A GENEVE, red with gold edges, matching the shape of the decoration. Inside in cream-white silk velvet and satin.
In the center, a pastille representing Saint Joseph at the foot surrounded by the legend UBIQUE SIMILIS on a red enamelled background. Crown surmounted by a crucigerous globe with hanging ring. Red enamel rays.
On the reverse, the gold pastille bears S J / F / 1807.
(32.70 g) 58.77 mm and 90.46 mm with the crown and ring.
Superb.