Lot 6165: Krupp Director Carl Menshausen - an award document for the Imperial Chinese Order of the Double Dragon 1896
November 2, 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Large format, multi-coloured imprinted award document for the Order of the Double Dragon, 2nd Class, Grade 3, dated 21 December 1896 to Carl Menshausen with Chinese characters and bearing the imperial seal. (Tr.) "In August 1896 Chinese Minister Li proposed to Chinese Emperor Kuangxu...this bestowal on embassy official of the German Reich Carl Menshausen...In accordance with award regulations for Chinese orders (written 1882), the Chinese Prime Minister Imperial Prince HeShuo awards...". Included is a transmittal letter from the Chinese embassy in Berlin as well as that of Essen Lord Mayor Erich Zweigert (1849 - 1906).
Condition Report: II