A paste-set silver, gold and enamel Breast Star of the Qajar Order of the Lion and Sun Russia, circa 1870 7.8 cm. diam.
Persia | Two Qajar turquoise set gold amulet cases | 19th century | 6'600£ ~ sold (Oct '09)
Johann George, Elector of Brandenburg, Badge of The Order of The Golden Society in Saxony, mid 16th century, gold, enamel, Established by Christian I, Elector of Saxony, the Order of the Golden Society in Saxony was given as a mark of friendship and as an acknowledgement of loyal service. It was not formally constituted, there were no fixed numbers, meetings or statues. Nonetheless, the badge given by Elector Christian to Johann Georg of Brandenburg, must have been highly prized.
Vare: 2103767 Persisk orden 1800-tallet
Inshiniya of the Order of Christ. Rococco c 1780, Portugal, gold, silver, diamond, ruby, emerald. The Order of Christ founded 1532 as the prestigious rank of Portugal, which was intended to involve the authority dedicated to the royal family with limited to Roman Catholics.
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Renaissance-revival Giuliano brooch featuring a large orange zircon surrounded by enamel and pearls. Via Diamonds in the Library.
Silver and gold badge of the Order of Christ, the diamond cross in a paved ruby surround expanded at the ends hangs from a diamond bowknot ribbons meeting at a ruby heart, weeping diamond tears. Symbolic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, surrounded by an emerald crown of thorns, surmounted by a small diamond cross. Portuguese, c. 1780
Star of The Order of St. Catherine. In gold around it reads (in Russian) "For Love, and for Fatherland." Empress Alexandra and all four of the Grand Duchesses took their sashes with the badges and stars with them into exile in Siberia. They were recovered in 1933. The Empress is the Grand Mistress for life. Therefore, the Dowager Empress Marie who escaped the Revolution with her life was the Grand Mistress.
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A fine Qajar gem-set and enamelled gold Brooch in the form of a bird on a rose, Persia, 19th Century
A fine Qajar gem-set and enamelled gold Brooch in the form of a bird on a rose Persia, 19th Century