An Order of Dannebrog to Count Maurice Joseph Dietrichstein
The Order of Dannebrog to Count Maurice Joseph Dietrichstein - Grand Cross Star, on cloth backing, 90 x 100mm. Cross embroidered in gold wire, silver and gold sequins, red colored silver ribbing, all superimposed on silver rays embroidered in silver wire and silver sequins. Superb quality star, excellent details and quality, circa 1850. Makers name on reverse, nearly mint condition. Accompanied by original paper packaging. A complete example. For other awards attributed to Count Maurice Dietrichstein please see Item Numbers I168, GSTP2801, & IK363. Footnote: Count Maurice Joseph Dietrichstein was born in Vienna, Austria on August 27, 1775. During the Vienna Congress, he was attached to the King of Denmark. After he entered the Austrian military service at the Battle at Naples (1798), he together with his Commander-in-Chief, General Mack, fell into a French war-prison. He was a highly educated man, a " literary gentleman," and intimate friend of the great musician, Beethoven. From 1815 to 1830 he was young Napoleon's tutor and later, later he was appointed Intendant General of the Vienna Imperial theatre and director of the Habsburgian family library. He died on February 19, 1864. The family Dietrichstein went out with the General's son, Joseph Maurice, 1852.