Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £3,600

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Baronet’s Badge, gold and enamels, hallmarks for London 1842, and maker’s mark ‘wn’ for William Neale, comprising identical obverse and reverse design of a central shield bearing the enamelled Arms of Ulster, with open-worked crown above, set within a blue enamelled oval-shaped surround bearing the motto ‘pro rege et patria’ and the date ‘1612’, the whole surmounted by an elaborate integral laurel wreath suspension device, with accompanying loop, 44mm. by 72mm. (including integral suspension device), extremely fine, and an unusual variant of the highest quality craftsmanship £3500-4000