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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta, a rare and important neck Badge dating from the second half of the 17th century, gold and enamel Maltese cross, 48mm., obverse in white enamel, the reverse in black, with stylized fleurs de lis between the arms, with decorative gold work above through which a gold suspension loop passes, at the obverse centre a raised gold circlet supporting a colourless stone and with decorative gold work below supporting a gold pear-shaped pendant fitted with a colourless stone, unmarked, cracks and minor damage to white enamel, very fine
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta, a rare and important neck Badge dating from the second half of the 17th century, gold and enamel Maltese cross, 48mm., obverse in white enamel, the reverse in black, with stylized fleurs de lis between the arms, with decorative gold work above through which a gold suspension loop passes, at the obverse centre a raised gold circlet supporting a colourless stone and with decorative gold work below supporting a gold pear-shaped pendant fitted with a colourless stone, unmarked, cracks and minor damage to white enamel, very fine

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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Rhodes and Malta, a rare and important neck Badge dating from the second half of the 17th century, gold and enamel Maltese cross, 48mm., obverse in white enamel, the reverse in black, with stylized fleurs de lis between the arms, with decorative gold work above through which a gold suspension loop passes, at the obverse centre a raised gold circlet supporting a colourless stone and with decorative gold work below supporting a gold pear-shaped pendant fitted with a colourless stone, unmarked, cracks and minor damage to white enamel, very fine

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A similar piece is illustrated in Spada's Onori e Glorie Malta volume, pages 12-13.

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