Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

eMedals-Prussia, Kingdom. A Pour-le-Mérite in Gold, by Samuel & Ernest Colliveaux, c.1770

Item: G45113

Prussia, Kingdom. A Pour-le-Mérite in Gold, by Samuel & Ernest Colliveaux, c.1770



Optional Payments Available

Layaway PolicyItem is available for our layaway plan.

Installments to be paid every month.
Your CC will be charged automatic.
We don't save your CC details. You are secure.

* Final amount varies depending on shipping, tax & other charges.

Layaway Policy

eMedals INC. is pleased to offer flexible layaway services to all clients. Our layaway program offers the opportunity for clients to make payments on eligible items over a period of three (3) months.

A minimum deposit of 30% of the total price of your order including all applicable taxes and Buyer’s Premium, is due at the time of initial purchase. The total price of your order must be paid within three months from the date of original purchase.

You may make additional payments at any time by accessing the Layaway section in your account or by calling our office and submitting payment details.

Your contract will be automatically cancelled and ordered merchandise will be returned to inventory if full payment is not submitted by the three (3) month deadline.

Payment methods include; Cheque, Wire Transfer, Paypal, or Credit Card.

0% Buyer's Premium

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty percent (20%) of the Hammer Price

Prussia, Kingdom. A Pour-le-Mérite in Gold, by Samuel & Ernest Colliveaux, c.1770

(Pour le Mérite). Instituted by Friedrich II of Prussia after he claimed the throne in 1740, and awarded primarily to members of the Prussian Army. 1740-1790 Issued. Likely variation of Samuel & Ernest Colliveaux’s workshop, a superbly manufactured historical piece from the 18th century, consisting of a blue-enamelling Maltese Cross in Gold, stylized by hand-chased highly-detailed imperial Gold eagles in each quadrant, the obverse featuring period "Roman" style gold lettering with hand-made black shading, consisting of the inscription “Pour Le Mérite” from the left cross arm to the right ending on the bottom arm, 12 o’clock arm standing a crowned monogram “F” for Freidrich, with hand-made white pearls surmounted the crown, the reverse is plain in solid blue enamel placed within the gold frame, surmounted by typical workshop integral ring suspension, measuring 50.11 mm (w) x 50.11 mm (h), weighting 19.12 grams, with minor chipping enamel on both obverse and reverse, presenting enamel discoloration for environment factors, otherwise an astonished well-preserved original piece in very good condition.

Accompanied by an Authentication and Appraisal document from MEDALNET APPRAISAL SERVICES to eMedals, dated August 20, 2018, with original signatures of Andreas M. Schulze Ising and Bernd Kruse. The Authentication and Appraisal document presents a comprehensive history of the Order, together with a complete set of images of this version, as well as certifies rarity of this piece due to the few awards granted in the 18th century that actually survived until today.  

Footnote: King Friedrich I of Prussia established the “Ordre de la Générosité” in 1667. His son, Friedrich II (The Great) claimed the throne and changed the “Ordre de la Générosité” into the Order “Pour le Mérite” in 1740. The latter was awarded mainly for military and civil merit. Finally on January 18, 1810, King Friedrich-Wilhelm III limited the order to reward exclusively for merit in battle. The order became abolished for military merit after the Second World War. The Order was awarded 5750 times in its lifespan.

Back To Top