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Order of the Garter Picture Frame, 1880
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Order of the Garter Picture Frame, 1880

Measurements: Height: 18cm (7in)

£925

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Gilt brass, porcelain and glass. Easel backed picture frame in the form a Lesser George sash badge of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the enamel depiction of St. George slaying the dragon surrounded by the Garter motto ‘Honi Sit Qui Mal Y Pense’, opening to a compartment for a portrait. Stamped with copyright equivalent ‘Gesetzl Geschützt’.

Of German manufacture, the frame may have been made to commemorate the instalment of one of the several royals into the oldest surviving order of chivalry. Such include Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1877); Ernst August of Hanover (1878); Albert, King of Saxony (1882); Prince Henry of Battenberg (1885); Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1887); Prince Henry of Prussia (1889); Charles, King of Württemberg (1890) et al.

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