A German Imperial Friedländer Pour le Merite with Cased Awards
A Fine Cased Pour le Merite Group, WWI period, comprising: Pour-le-Merite, in silver gilt, bottom mark marked "FR 938" (for the official maker, Friedländer, Berlin), 53.35mm (w) x 53.05 (h), textbook example by this maker, slight enamel flaking as is usually the case with worn crosses, with full length of original ribbon with sewn up ends and sewn up around the suspension loop, as originally worn, in very fine condition; Miniature Pour-le-Merite for button hole wear, 15mm, marked Godet, Berlin, extremely fine; Prussia, Order of the Red Eagle, 4th Class, in silver, center enameled, marked ZEHN between the arms, extremely fine; Iron Cross 1st Class 1914, magnetic, marked 800 on reverse, missing pin; medal bar of six, comprising: Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914, magnetic, with miniature 2nd class clasp attached to ribbon; Prussia, Order of Hohenzollern, Knight's Cross with Swords, in silver gilt and enamels, bottom arm marked "W 938" (for Wagner), extremely fine; Honor Cross 1914-18 with Swords, bronzed; Prussian 25 Years Long Service Award, in bronze gilt; Prussia, Wilhelm Centenary award 1897, bronze gilt; Hesse, Bravery Medal, in silver; awards in generally extremely fine condition. All awards are contained within custom made, fitted period case, marked "Gust. Schmitz Juwelier Coeln". The group comes with Detlev Niemann's Certificate of authenticity. Un-researched group, with a lot of potential to be attributed.