A Great George Collar Badge to the Order of the Garter
A Great George Collar Badge to the Order of the Garter; Of unrivaled quality in silver gilt and enamels, of European manufacture (most likely Austrian), the modeling and enamels of generally very fine quality, horses tail and base stamped with "A" (most likely Viennese silver hallmark), along with makers stamp (obscured, possibly "PL" or "FL" ?), height 94 mm (to top of suspension loop), weighs approximately 112 grams, considerable evidence of wear, very small enamel chipped or flaked in places, and with some minor enamel restoration, in very fine condition overall. Rare. Provenance: from the Collection of American Numismatic Society, Morton & Eden, London, 25-25 Oct. 2006, lot 398.