GREAT BRITAIN, ROYAL GUELPHIC ORDER
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Grand Cross Collar, unmarked but of superb workmanship, circa 1815-1820, in two-colour yellow and rose gold; formed of 24 elements comprising 12 lions passant guardant, 6 elaborate intertwined Royal cyphers of George III and 6 crowns, all joined with reeded oval chain links including fine shackle fittings for attachment to each element, the central crown fitted with a gold carrier ring opened and closed with a knurled thumb nut to accept a collar badge, weight. 364g, in excellent condition, extremely rare in gold
Made for H.R.H. Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge, who was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order in 1815, shortly after its foundation.