This is a rare World War II Croatian Grand Cross set of the Order of King Zvonimir with swords. It was made by Braca Knaus in gilt gold and enamels mounted on a full length of sash ribbon. The star is made in silver, with the center appliqué in gilt and enamels, and is double hallmarked on pin and reverse of the star: “NDH BK” along with silver hallmark (Roster), (BK for Braca Knaus, Zagreb). This is an extremely rare example of the highest order awarded by the Government of Croatia during WWII. The presence of Swords on the awards denotes that it was awarded to a military official. An award of this grade would have been originally presented to a high ranking member of the military, either Croatian, or more likely, a German General.
Sash about 29” x 7-1/4”
Star about 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
Gilt and enameled gold, silk ribbon. Star in gilt silver
Horizontal pin with over-under catch
“1076 BOG I HRVATI 1941.”
This is from a Croatian Militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-DMB-VEJP/MCJJJX-17 LEEJJX4/17
9- (Excellent+): There is minimal to little wear, the silk is in excellent condition, and the enamel has very little signs of wear
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.