On connaît d'autres médaillons similaires offerts par Louis XVI à certains chevaliers de l’ordre lors des premières promotions du début de son règne. Voir également le lot précédent.
Order of the Saint-Esprit, a very similar (but not identical) oval pendant medallion in gold and enamels, similarly garnished, circa 1750-1770, each side also with applied miniature badge of the obverse and reverse of the Order, with integral ring-mount and ribbed riband-carrier for suspension, width 29.5mm, wt. 23g all in, more worn than the last, with some enamel losses, especially to the reverse.
Probably worn either by Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (1725-1785), who was admitted as a chevalier of the order as duc de Chartres in 1740, and/or by his son, Louis-Philippe (1747-1793), duc de Chartres, who was invested on 30 may 1762. Similar medallions are known to have been given to knights at the early promotions of Louis XVI; see also preceding lot.
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