Lot 15
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GREAT BRITAIN, THE MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF SAINT MICHAEL AND SAINT GEORGE |

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • height (to top of ring suspension) 127.5mm, width 83.3mm
a magnificent early Royal Grand Cross sash badge by John Northam, 1817-18, in 18 carat gold and enamels, with finely-worked foliate gold panel in the angle of upper arm (in the manner of Military badges of the Order of the Bath) to which is pinned a gold crown with red-enamelled caul, this having fully-hallmarked barrel-loop and ring suspension, enamelwork of high quality and distinctive, early style; several small losses from wear (including to St Michael’s wing, Satan’s tail and St George’s face) and crown suspension apparently re-pinned, generally in good very fine condition
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