The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire,
G.C.I.E., Knight Grand Commander?s set of insignia, comprising sash badge in gold and enamels, and breast star in silver, gold and enamel with gold retaining pin, complete with full dress sash, the set contained in its late Victorian R. & S. Garrard & Co case of issue, enamel chips to one red petal and two green leaves of badge, otherwise nearly extremely fine. Sold with manuscript note concerning the return of insignia, initialed by and attributed to Major-General Sir Owen Tudor Burne (1837-1909), G.C.I.E. (1897), K.C.S.I. (1879), Director of the Oriental and Peninsular Steamship Co., late 20th Foot; Military Secretary to Sir Hugh Rose when Commander-in-Chief in India, 1861; Private Secretary to the Earl of Mayo, Viceroy of India, 1868-72; and to the Earl of Lytton, Viceroy of India, 1876-78; Member of the Council of India, 1887-97.