A very fine early Royal Guelphic Order, Knight's Commander breast star, K.C.H., Military Division with Crossed Swords, circa 1820 or earlier, reverse bearing the jewellers details for Hamlet Goldsmith & Jeweller to their Majesties & Royal Family Princes St. Leicester Square. London’, silver rounded pin fitting, and additional horizontal hinged bar for retaining the pin in place. A superb quality piece, the wreath in relief with very fine workmanship to the oak leaves, the central horse of Hannover attractively enamelled, the latin motto surroun

Price: £3,900.00


Product ID: CMA/27223
Condition: very slight loss to enamel on wreath, overall Good Very Fine or better.
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

A very fine early Royal Guelphic Order, Knight's Commander breast star, K.C.H., Military Division with Crossed Swords, circa 1820 or earlier, reverse bearing the jewellers details for Hamlet Goldsmith & Jeweller to their Majesties & Royal Family Princes St. Leicester Square. London’, silver rounded pin fitting, and additional horizontal hinged bar for retaining the pin in place. A superb quality piece, the wreath in relief with very fine workmanship to the oak leaves, the central horse of Hannover attractively enamelled, the latin motto surround being neatly cut out in gold. Measures approximately 63 mm across the face. Housed in an old case bearing details for ‘Watherston & Brogden - Goldsmiths Manufactory of 16 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, W.C., London’.

Condition: very slight loss to enamel on wreath, overall Good Very Fine or better.

Founded by His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, later King George IV, it took its name from the family surname of the British sovereigns from George I onwards and was awarded by the crown of Hanover to both British and Hanoverian subjects for distinguished services to Hanover. Under Salic Law, a woman could not succeed to the Hanoverian throne, so on the death of King William IV in 1837 Hanover passed to Prince Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, and thereafter the Guelphic Order became a purely Hanoverian award.