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Total Lots Found: 18
The Royal Guelphic Order, G.C.H. (Civil) Knight Grand Cross collar chain and sash badge, circa 1830-35, the silver-gilt chain comprising 24 alternating Guelphic crowns, lions passant and reversed cyphers of King George III, unmarked but of fine quality and contained in its original fitted red leather case; the superb sash badge in gold and enamels, 112mm x 74mm excluding suspension ring, some enamel loss to both wreaths, otherwise good very fine...
Sold for £13,000
The Royal Guelphic Order, G.C.H. (Military) Knight Grand Cross, a very fine breast star in silver with gold and enamel centre and gold swords, 90mm diameter, unmarked but certainly of English manufacture and similar in style to pieces made by Rundell Bridge & Rundell, the reverse fitted with gold pin for wearing and contained in its original red leather case, two points of star slightly bent, otherwise extremely fine £3500-4000
Sold for £5,200
The Royal Guelphic Order, K.C.H. (Military) Knight Commander’s breast star in silver with gold and enamel centre, the crossed swords and horse of Hannover all in silver, 87mm diameter, unmarked but probably of English manufacture, the reverse fitted with silver pin for wearing, some enamel loss to wreath, otherwise good very fine £2000-2500
Sold for £2,900
The Royal Guelphic Order, K.C.H. (Military) Knight Commander’s breast star in silver with gold and enamel centre, the appliqué sword hilts also in gold and enamel, the horse of Hannover in silver, 79mm diameter, the gilt reverse signed Beaugeois Bijoutier a Paris, and fitted with pin for wearing, central medallion depressed and some enamel loss to wreath, very fine £1000-1200
Sold for £3,100
Ottoman Empire, Order of the Crescent, K.C., Knight’s breast badge, gold and green enamel, 43mm diameter, with integral loop and gold rings for suspension, unusually fine quality, enamel chipped on obverse between rays of the star, otherwise nearly extremely fine and very rare £4000-5000
Russia, Order of St Anne, 1st type, Grand Cross sash badge by Andreas Paskewitz, St Petersburg, circa 1814, gold with enamelled centres, the four arms each set with a red crystal in a silver mount, the angles of the cross each set with a single pear-shaped paste stone in a silver mount, and the points of each arm set with three smaller round pastes in silver mounts, 82mm x 71mm excluding suspension ring, the reverse suspension loop with maker’s...
Sold for £200,000
Russia, Order of St Anne, a magnificent large Grand Cross breast star by Rundell Bridge & Rundell, circa 1814, in silver, gold and enamels, 107mm diameter, the reverse centre plate inscribed ‘Rundell Bridge & Rundell, Jewellers to Their Majesties, His Royal Highnefs the Prince Regent, and The Royal Family’, fitted with silver pin for wearing and contained in its original red leather case, the bottom with affixed label inscribed in ink ‘St A...
Sold for £42,000
Russia, Order of St Anne, Grand Cross breast star by Hamlet, circa 1820-30, in silver, gold and enamels, 82mm diameter, the reverse centre plate inscribed ‘Hamlet, Goldsmith & Jeweller, to His Majesty, His Royal Highnefs the Duke of Clarence & Royal Family. Prince’s St. Leicester Sq. London’, fitted with silver pin and gold catch, very fine and rare £2000-2500
Sold for £19,000
Russia, Order of St Anne, Grand Cross breast star, circa 1830, in silver, gold and enamels, 85mm diameter, unsigned but probably of English manufacture, fitted with silver pin for wearing, enamel damage to one arm of central cross, otherwise good very fine and rare £1500-2000
Sold for £11,000
George IV 1824, Naval Aid to Greece, silver medal by B. Pistrucci, 60mm, fitted with ring for suspension, attractively toned, extremely fine £400-500
Sold for £1,500
William IV, Groom of the Bedchamber, silver ceremonial key of office, hallmarked London 1834, 175mm overall, extremely fine £400-500
Sold for £4,000
An important Presentation Box, Russian or Swiss, 95mm x 68mm with rounded corners, fine gold with tortoiseshell panels, the lid set with a fine miniature portrait of the Grand Duchess Catherine, this within later decorative gold frame, the interior of the lid set with oval gold panel with presentation inscription ‘Given by Catherine Grand Duchess of all the Rufsias to Lieut. General Turner 27 June 1814’, contained in its original red leather...
Sold for £17,000
George IV Presentation Gold Ring 1820, set with carnelian intaglio laureate bust of the King wearing the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 20mm x 17mm, the reverse of the stone inscribed ‘georgivs. iv. dg. brit. rex. mdcccxx’, the bezel further inscribed ‘Given by His Majesty to Sir H. Turner’, strong fluted stirrup shank, excellent condition £3000-5000
Sold for £5,000
George IV Presentation Gold Ring 1821, a massive gold ring with scallopped decoration to the thick bezel and substantial shank, set with superb carnelian intaglio bust of the King wearing the chain and badge of the Order of the Garter and the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 27mm x 21mm, the reverse of the stone inscribed ‘georgivs iv dei gratia britt rex mdcccxxi’, superb condition £5000-7000
Sold for £14,000
General Turner’s gold-mounted Desk and Fob Seals, the desk seal with bloodstone intaglio of Turner’s heraldic crest with motto ‘the reward of valour’, ornately mounted in gold with agate handle, 80mm overall; the fob seal with bloodstone intaglio of Turner’s coat of arms as a Knight Grand Cross of Hannover, with chain, badge and motto of the Royal Guelphic Order and pendant badges of the Orders of the Crescent and St Anne, mounted in or...
Sold for £2,300
Commission Documents, all on vellum, appointing Tomkyns Hilgrove Turner to be Ensign in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards, 20 February 1782, signed by George III; to be a Colonel in the Army, 1805, signed by George III; to be Colonel of a Regiment of Infantry for Service at the Cape of Good Hope, 20 March 1811, signed by George Prince Regent; to be a General in the Army from 22 July 1830, dated 1 December 1830, signed by William IV; together with t...
Sold for £400
War Office Warrant of Appointment, Sir Hilgrove Turner ‘to serve as a Lieutenant General with two Aide de Camp upon the Staff of the Army serving in Jersey from the 12th June 1814’, signed by Palmerston, water damaged, torn at horizontal fold and some minor loss to margin; together with Arthur F. Loveday’s biography Sir Hilgrove Turner, Soldier and Courtier under the Georges, Alkham Press 1964 (Lot) £40-60
Sold for £130
Documents and Correspondence, a small quantity of notes and copy correspondence mostly relating to the visit of the Grand Duchess, including details of their itinerary and copy letter from Count Lieven awarding Turner the Order of Saint Anne; and the Last Will and Testament of Sir Tomkyns Hilgrove Turner, all with varying degrees of water damage (Lot) £50-100
Sold for £1,400
This collection was sold on 25 June 2008.
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