THE UNIQUE SPENCER FAMILY GARTER JEWELS
FROM FREDERICK, 4TH EARL SPENCER (CREATED 1849), JOHN, 5TH EARL SPENCER (CREATED 1865) AND CHARLES 6TH EARL SPENCER (CREATED 1913)
A light blue silk Garter with raised gold motto 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' and quatrefoil spacers, the tie with leaf decoration to the finely engraved terminal, maker's mark IE for John James Edington, 1836/7
A silver Star with central gold motto on blue and red enamel, mid-19th century, 8.5 cm. high, reverse engraved 'Hunt and Roskell, late Storr, Mortimore and Hunt, 156 New Bond St, London', with S and earl's coronet engraved by a different hand below
A silver Star with central silver motto with blue and red enamel, mid-19th century 9.2 cm. high, reverse engraved 'Hunt & Roskell, Jewellers to the Queen and the Royal Family, London', S and earl's coronet engraved below
A silver Star, the central silver motto with blue and red enamel, mid-19th century, reverse engraved 'Hamlet Jeweller to their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Augusta Hesse Homberg, Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Sophia and His Serene Highness the Prince of Hesse Homberg. Princes Street, Leicester Square, London', with S and earl's coronet engraved below by a different hand, 6.3 cm. high
A very rare blue velvet Garter with diamond-set motto 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' to the floral decoration of the tie, clasp and terminal, mid-19th century, 35.5 cm. long
A Lesser George, with carved agate centre of St. George slaying the dragon to the blue enamel and diamond motto and old-cut diamond surround, loop for suspension, total height 9.5 cm., mounted in silver and gold, reverse engraved 'Charles Robert 6th Earl Spencer, 19 July 1913'
A Lesser George, in gold, enamel and diamonds, the central polychrome enamel openwork figure of St. George slaying the dragon, to the blue enamel and diamond motto, diamond scrollwork above and loop for suspension, reverse with motto on blue enamel ground, total height 9.2 cm.
A George pendant, in gold and polychrome enamel depicting St. George slaying the dragon, loop for suspension, early 20th century, 4.3 cm. high
A Lesser George, sash badge in gold and polychrome enamel, depicting St. George slaying the dragon, with motto around on blue enamel background, similar motto on reverse, with loop for suspension, total height 5.6 cm.
A Lesser George, sash badge in gold, the openwork figure of St. George staying the dragon engraved on both sides with motto around, 19th century, total height 5.3 cm.
A silver Star, with central motto in rose-cut diamonds on blue enamel background to the central cross of synthetic rubies and radiating star, early 20th century, 10.5 cm. high
A diamond Star, with motto in diamonds on blue enamel background to the central ruby cross and radiating diamond star, reverse dated 19th July 1913 with S and earl's coronet above, mounted in gold and silver, 8 cm. high
A silver Star, with central motto in rose-cut diamonds on blue enamel background to the central cross of synthetic rubies and radiating star, reverse 'Hunt & Roskell, late Storr Mortimer & Hunt, London', 7.2 cm. high
The original parchment granting the Most Noble Order of the Garter to Frederick, Earl Spencer, 1849, together with wax seal in fitted case, also a book entitled The Statutes of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, 1840, all contained in fitted tooled leather case, the cover stamped Frederick, Earl Spencer K.G.
The Spencer Garter Robes comprising comprising blue silk velvet Garter Mantle, lined with white silk taffeta and emblazoned with a hand-embroidered gold badge to the left breast; Tudor-style bonnet of black silk velvet with a plume of white ostrich feathers; and a blue and gold silk tasseled cordon; together with the coronation suit of an earl, comprising doublet, trunk hose and favour of silver tissue in the Tudor style, a pair of cream silk stockinette hose, and crimson silk velvet mantle; and an associated sword, the tapering blade and gilt-brass hilt with flattened straight quillons, quillon-block and wire-bound grip, one quillon engraved 'JAMES, 3RD DUKE OF ABERCORN, KG. 1937 GERALD, 7TH DUKE OF WELLINGTON, KG. 1953', the quillon-block engraved 'JOHN 5TH EARL SPENCER KG 1902'