Hannover - Royal Guelphic Order, Knight’s 4th Class, K.H., Civil Division, silver and enamels, circa 1841-1866 manufacture. A superb example of type.
Condition: enamel work in good condition, 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.