THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST PATRICK, A JEWELLED BREAST STAR
THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST PATRICK, A JEWELLED BREAST STAR
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LUGGALA, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. GARECH BROWNE

THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST PATRICK, A JEWELLED BREAST STAR

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 GBP

LUGGALA, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. GARECH BROWNE

THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST PATRICK, A JEWELLED BREAST STAR

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

LUGGALA, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. GARECH BROWNE


THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST PATRICK, A JEWELLED BREAST STAR


unsigned and unmarked, in pierced jewel-cut silver, with gold and blue enamel centre set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the central shamrock with applied crowns over saltire cross of St Patrick, motto of the Order QUIS SEPARABIT above with date of foundation MDCCLXXXIII below; the reverse with plain gold backplate and gold brooch-pin for suspension, one crown, one ruby and several smaller stones lacking

90mm. wide; 3 ½ in.

Condition Report

Emeralds and rubies well matched for colour, some with very small points of wear to facet edges. Two emeralds and one ruby deficient and a few rose cut diamonds deficient on the motto. One crown motif lacking.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Worn by Geoffrey Henry Browne, 3rd Baron Oranmore and Browne, who became one of the last three non-royal Knights of the Order of St Patrick, being appointed on 3 June 1918.

Catalogue Note

The Order was founded by George III in 1783, during the American War of Independence, to reward the loyalty of Irish peers. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922 the only new appointees have been members of the Royal Family and, since the death of the last surviving Knight in 1974, the Order has become dormant.


Born Geoffrey Henry Browne-Guthrie on 6 January 1861, Oranmore and Browne succeeded his father to the Barony in 1900 before being elected an Irish Representative Peer, taking his seat in the House of Lords in July, 1902. In 1906 he dropped the surname ‘Guthrie’ and in January 1926 was raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom when he became the 1st Baron Mereworth, in addition to his Irish title. He died on 30th June 1927.

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