GREAT BRITAIN, THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER |
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
a Garter in blue silk, velvet, gold wire and 22 carat gold, by John James Edington, 1835, of excellent workmanship and of light module for wear by the youthful Prince George, with engraved applied gold letters of the motto of the Order HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, gold tip and buckle ends both elaborately decorated with foliage and a Classical bust, edges of buckle end engraved The Gracious Gift OF HIS MAJESTY / WILLIAM THE FOURTH 15 August 1835, edge of tip engraved with crowned initials GC, weight 92.5g all in, fully hallmarked including the ‘sun in splendour’ mark as used for 22 carat gold, c. 1816-44, some evidence of light wear overall, good very fine
Given to Prince George of Cambridge on the day of his investiture as a Knight of the Garter, 15th August 1835, by his uncle King William IV. See also footnote to the following lot.