A Knight Commander of Hanover Breast Star circa late 1820`s
A very rare and impressive Knight Commander of Hanover (KCH) breast star made by the finest court jewellers Rundell, Bridge & Co, Ludgate Hill, London and engraved as Jewelllers to their majesties and all the royal family.
In wonderful condition with the silver star nicely toned and the enamels all bright and intact save for the loss of three or four berries and a slight chip to one of the leaf elements.
The reverse is further engraved with the recipient`s name Admiral Sir Hugh Pigot KCB,KCH. who was born in 1775 illegitimately and died in 1857 aged 82. In 1820 aged 45 he emigrated from England and with his brother George led a party of Berkshire settlers to Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa and was eventually made Admiral of the White.