Four royal livery buttons associated with the House of Hanover

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The four buttons are of the highest quality, all open backed and retaining full gilt. Three have a design of a horse beneath varying styles of Guelphic crown. The other has a complicated coat of arms beneath the crown. The Guelph family ruled Hanover but the horse was also associated with other German states such as Westphalia and Lower Saxony. The buttons are of large size, each approximately 23mm in diameter. The price is for the group of four and we only have one example of each button. The horse appeared on the the British royal coat of arms in Hanoverian times before the reign of Queen Victoria when the arms of the Elector and later King of Hanover appeared in the centre of the coat of arms we are more used to seeing. SOLD 13th December

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