69
69
Italy, Military Order of Savoy
Estimation
2 0003 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
69
Italy, Military Order of Savoy
Estimation
2 0003 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU 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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Italy, Military Order of Savoy
Grand Cross set of insignia, by D. Cravanzola (Succi. Flli. Borani), Rome, comprising sash badge, in gold, gilt and enamels, and breast star, in silver, with gold and enamel centre, with sash and original Warrant of Appointment, central medallion of the badge refixed upside-down, good extremely fine (lot) 
sash badge: width 64.2mm, breast star: width 87.8mm
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Description

The Warrant, with fully printed text, records the award numbered 34 to George, Duke of Cambridge on 14 November 1895 and includes a citation recognising his military achievements and valour whilst in command of British Forces in the Crimea. According to the Duke’s diary he actually received it on 6th November from the Italian Ambassador and described it as ‘very amiably sent to me by the King of Italy on my withdrawing from office [as Commander-in-Chief of the Army] which I take as a great compliment...’, a view shared by Queen Victoria in sanctioning the Duke’s acceptance of the Order. 

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

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