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Great Britain, The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
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Great Britain, The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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Great Britain, The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
a Royal Grand Cross sash badge by John Northam, circa 1825, in 18 carat gold and enamels, with suspension in the form of a fixed crown with red-enamelled caul and having hallmarked barrel-loop and ring suspension, a couple of enamel defects at St Michael’s right leg and horse’s chest, extremely fine
height (to top of ring suspension) 118mm, width 84.3mm
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Catalogue Note

Probably supplied to Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge on his creation as GCMG. The date letter of the hallmark is poorly struck but may be ‘h’ (1823-4) or ‘k’ (1825-6). An almost identical badge, hallmarked 1823, is in the Royal Collection and is described and illustrated by Stephen Patterson, Royal Insignia, London, 1996 (catalogue no. 90, ‘probably belonging to King William IV’). It may be noted that the obverse of the same piece is in addition illustrated by Peter Galloway, The Order of St Michael and St George, London, 2000 (pl 4, lower left, although Galloway’s attribution of that particular Royal Collection badge to ‘Prince Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge’ appears to be incorrect).

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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London