Estimate: 8000 GBP
Price realized: 8500 GBP
Great Britain, The Royal Guelphic Order, Knight Grand Cross Collar Chain, 1834-5, by A.J. Strachan, in silver-gilt, comprising 24 alternating segments of Guelphic crowns, lions passant and Royal 'GR' cyphers, with central Guelphic crown and loop suspension for carrying the collar badge, all links bearing maker's mark 'AJS' (Alexander Strachan), and many also bearing the hallmarks of William IV for London and dated 't' (1834), light overall wear, about extremely fine and toned. G.C.H.: London Gazette: 15 July 1835 – this award presented in person by King William IV at St. James's Palace.