French School, (19th century); French. Medium: bronze and enamel. Date: 19th Century. Collier de grand maitre de la legion d'honneur; given to the President of the Republic who is the Grand Master; created to reward eminent military and civil merits in the service of France; founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte; Provenance: Musee National de la Legion d'Honneur, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.