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The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, housed in its Garrard & Co ‘To The King’ fitted presentation case. Circa Great War period issue. Complete with full length of original neck ribbon. A very good example of type.

Price: £1,200.00


Product ID: CMA/28454
Condition: enamel work good, overall Good Very Fine or better, the case in good condition but with the catch slightly weak.
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion, C.B., Military Division, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, housed in its Garrard & Co ‘To The King’ fitted presentation case. Circa Great War period issue. Complete with full length of original neck ribbon. A very good example of type.

Condition: enamel work good, overall Good Very Fine or better, the case in good condition but with the catch slightly weak.

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a was founded by King George 1st on 18th May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for creating a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as Knights of the Bath . George I erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order . He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.