Fine British Orders - the property of a Gentleman

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2013

Sold for £12,000

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

The Most Noble Order of the Garter, K.G., a fine Georgian Knight’s breast star by Garrard, silver, gold and enamels, 103 x 100mm., the reverse centre plate engraved ‘RJ & S. GARRARD Goldsmiths &c. TO THE KING and THE ROYAL FAMILY.’, not fitted with pin but the eight principal points of the star pierced for sewing directly to the coat, circa 1822-27, sold with a length of silk sash ribbon, extremely fine and scarce £8000-10000


Provenance: George, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley, K.G., G.C.H., P.C., Lord Steward of the Household, Vice-Admiral of Cheshire (nominated 22 July 1822, died 10 April 1827); ex David Spink Collection, Spink, September 1986.

Literature: Illustrated in Spink’s Standard Catalogue, by E. C. Joslin, 1972-83.