Finest English Silver & Collectable Antiquities. Preserving the past for the future. WW1 CBE Sterling Silver/Guilloche Enamel Medal with case Garrards, London. A wonderful and rare opportunity to obtain a 100% Original Large Womens CBE Full Size Medal in Gold Gilt and enamel guilloche finishing, with Original Presentation Case intact, made by Royal Silversmith makers of the time Garrard? S of London and issued during World War I. To the reverse of the medal we the Royal cipher with crown above and roped bordering. The medal is hinged attached to the crown which is in perfect working order. The medal is still in superb finishing as you can see from the photos, the guilloche enamel is in excellent condition with the inner circle in red finished enamel with block lettering in gold? For God and the Empire? To the centre Britannia again finished in gold gilt. The medal still retains the original bow and fasteners which have age paten, the silk red water fleck ribbon is in super condition. To the top front of medal we see the Royal Crown, still prominent and present. The presentation case in which the medal is housed is of a purple leatherette finishing, block letters in gold CBE. Press to release catch which is in perfect working order. To the inside a cream velvet base with a silk padded liner to the roof with the full Garrard stamp and by special appointment to His Majesty the King. The medal has beautiful aged toning and has never been cleaned. This one is for the collector or investor of solid silver medals or Royal Regalia. A real investment for the future. We have seen such items now going aboard to the US and Australia as these items are avidly collected. There has only been just over 200 of these medals ever awarded and would have been personally presented by the King himself. These are a higher award than the MBE and OBE? Are the makers of the Crown Jewells which are housed in the Tower of London, also Garrard are credited for. Such pieces as the Queen Mary Crown used for the Coronation, the Imperial Crown of India worn by King George V and the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond which was made for the Queen Mother. Robert Garrard II Silverware is avidly more collected as they received the Royal Warrant under his production which makes them more desirable than the earlier Garrards silver, to this date Garrards still produce silver for the British Royal Family. S silver are to be found in museums or private collections around the world. S are hallmarked however they are made of Solid Sterling Silver and produced by Garrard? Size of medal from Top of Crown with ring to bottom: 85mm high x 64mm wide. Condition: The medal is in superb condition. Light surface marks consistent with age and genuine wear. All in all a wonderful piece with no knocks or dents. A real collectors piece. Very hard to find WWI CBE? That are 100% and NOT copies. Maybe a gift for someone special, birthdays , christenings , all occasions, for your own collection maybe. Or pieces of historic. The item “WW1 CBE Sterling Silver/Guilloche Enamel Medal with case Garrards, London” is in sale since Saturday, March 20, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Other World War I Militaria”. The seller is “churchillantiques” and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Country/ Organization: Great Britain
- Conflict: World War I (1914-1918)