Legion of Honor
the highest award in France, awarded by the President of the Republic for military or civilian merit.
The Order of the Legion of Honor stands at the highest step in the hierarchy of French awards. The insignia was instituted at the beginning of the 19th
Orders of Great Britain a tribute to centuries-old traditions
Orders of Great Britain. Most Noble Order of the Garter
The Orders of Great Britain are the highest insignia in the United Kingdom. The English award system can rightfully claim to be the oldest in the world. Despite
The Hudson River School
Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902)
Gorgeous Landscapes Born by Realism and Romance The Hudson River School is an association of landscape painters that formed in the United States in the first half of
Order of Leopold – imperial award of Austria
Knight's mark
The Order of Leopold is one of the highest awards in Austria, established by Emperor Franz II at the beginning of the 19th century. Although the regalia existed
Order of the Garter – Noble Alliance of the King’s Knights
Order of the Garter
The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the first secular award in world history, which largely determined the further development of the award system. The regalia owes
Antique table silver
Jug, Istanbul, 1500
Since about the 13th century, silver has become a traditional material for making tableware. The dishes made of silver became a real jewel. At the mention of silverware,
Orders of Italy
Cervical Order of Merit
The Orders of Italy are awards with a long and difficult history. For a long time, the territory of the Apennine Peninsula remained fragmented into many small states,