Burma TSALWE ORDEN - Ordensdekoratin 1. Klasse.

Ordensdekoration. Gold. Die Rückseite mit 16 Ösen zum Durchzug der goldenen Trageketten. Die Kettenstränge selbst fehlen.

Auf der Vorderseite mit plastisch gearbeiteten Feldern mit Blütenornamentik und Mittelmedaillon mit Darstellung eines Löwen.

Der Tsalwé oder Salwe war eine traditionelle Burmesische Ehrenauszeichnung, die obgleich ohne direkte Parallelen zum westlichen Ordens- und Auszeichnungskonzept, durchaus mit einem Ritterorden verglichen werden kann.

Statutenähnliche Ausführungsbestimmungen wurden im Jahr 1784 erlassen.
Die Ordensdekorationen wurden ähnlich einer Schärpendekoration über die linke Schulter auf der Brust getragen.
Die Klassen unterschieden sich durch die Anzahl der aus feinen Goldfäden geformten Stränge: 3, 6 , 9 oder 12 für nicht königliche Beliehene. Die königlichen Prinzen erhielten entsprechend ihrem Alter eine größere Anzahl dieser Goldstränge. Der König selbst trug 24 Stränge.
Einer der ersten ausländischen Träger dieses Ordens war der Britische Gesandte Generalmajor Albert Fytche, der am 11. Oktober 1867 im königlichen Palast von Mandalay anläßlich seiner ersten Audienz bei König Mindon den Orden verliehen bekam.

"Der König sprach mit leiser Stimme zu einem seiner Söhne woraufhin dieser einen der Neffen auf einem goldenen Tablett dem Gesandten ein kleines behältnis reichte, das den Tsalwé Orden 1. Klasse enthielt. Der Burmesische Minister dekorierte daraufhin auf ein Zeichen des Königs den Gesandten, welcher sich daraufhin verbeugte und dem König für die empfangene Auszeichnung dankte.".

Außerordentlich seltene Ordensdekoration und wenn auch unvollständig nur in ganz wenigen Exemplaren weltweit bekannt.

Order of the Tsalwé, a First Class non-Royal award.

Gold.


TheTsalwé or Salwe was a traditional Burmese decoration of honour which, although without direct parallels on the Western model, could be compared to a Knighthood. Regulations governing the award were issued in 1784 and the insignia was worn over the left shoulder and across the breast, in a similar manner to a conventional sash. The principal classes of the Order were indicated by the number of gold strands – 3, 6, 9 or 12 for non-Royal recipients. Princes of the Blood Royal received more strands according to their seniority while the King himself wore 24 strands (in two sets of 12). Major-General Albert Fytche, the British Envoy to Burma, was invested with the Order at the Royal Palace in Mandalay during his first audience with the King, Mindon Min, on 11th October 1867. According to Fytche’s own narrative “...the King said something in a low voice to his sons, and a nephew of His Majesty brought to the Envoy on a golden salver a small packet, which when opened was found to contain a collar of the Burmese Order of the Tsalwé of the first grade. The Burmese Minister, on a motion from his Majesty, said, “invest the Envoy,” and Captain Sladen put it over the Envoy’s left shoulder. Colonel Fytche bowed, and thanked His Majesty for the honour conferred on him...”.




to Major-General Albert Fytche, C.S.I., Chief Commissioner of British Burma, of Burmese manufacture and made entirely of gold; the Order comprising four gold bosses linked by a continuous cord of finely-braided gold wire, arranged to run through barrel-loops on the reverse of each boss to form 12 strands; the face of each shaped boss with an applied openwork foliate design incorporating animal cartouches, these depicting a Lion, Chinthes(2) and a Hintha with smaller Burmese Peacocks at either side (this, the largest element, 85.7mm high x 124.3mm wide), total weight 590g, extremely fine, excessively rare£20,000-30,000 TheTsalwé or Salwe was a traditional Burmese decoration of honour which, although without direct parallels on the Western model, could be compared to a Knighthood. Regulations governing the award were issued in 1784 and the insignia was worn over the left shoulder and across the breast, in a similar manner to a conventional sash. The principal classes of the Order were indicated by the number of gold strands – 3, 6, 9 or 12 for non-Royal recipients. Princes of the Blood Royal received more strands according to their seniority while the King himself wore 24 strands (in two sets of 12). Major-General Albert Fytche, the British Envoy to Burma, was invested with the Order at the Royal Palace in Mandalay during his first audience with the King, Mindon Min, on 11th October 1867. According to Fytche’s own narrative “...the King said something in a low voice to his sons, and a nephew of His Majesty brought to the Envoy on a golden salver a small packet, which when opened was found to contain a collar of the Burmese Order of the Tsalwé of the first grade. The Burmese Minister, on a motion from his Majesty, said, “invest the Envoy,” and Captain Sladen put it over the Envoy’s left shoulder. Colonel Fytche bowed, and thanked His Majesty for the honour conferred on him...”.

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