A German Federal Republic Order of Merit; 1st Class Grand Cross
A German Federal Republic Order of Merit; 1st Class Grand Cross - Manufactured by Steinhauer & Lück. Grand Cross Sash Badge: silver gilt with red and black enamels, 70 mm, on its full-length original sash incorporating repeating embroidered Federal Republic eagle insignias; and Grand Cross Breast Star: three-piece construction, silver gilt with red and black enamels, marked "925" (silver) on the reverse, 69 mm x 80 mm, vertical pinback. Intact enamels, extremely fine. In their hardshelled case of issue, FederalRepublic coat-of-arms on the cover and on the inside lid, maker marked "STEINHAUER & LÜCK Lüdenscheid" on the bottom, recessed and slotted medal bed, dual latch closure with one latch missing, case near extremely fine.