Gold 1887 with 1897 Jubilee Medal in pair with Legion of Honour to Lady Feodora Gleichen, daughter of H.S.H. Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

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Product code: A5124

Item condition: E.F.

Our price: £2,950.00

Medal Description

Jubilee 1887, gold, with lady’s narrow 1897 clasp (impressed Countess Feodora Gleichen),   lady’s bow ribbon, France,  Legion of Honour, 4th Class breast badge, officers, with rosette,  gold, and enamel,

Provenance - Spink 1990  Gleichen Family Decorations and Awards.

Lady Feodora Georgina Maud Gleichen was born Her Serene Highness Countess Feodora von Gleichen in London  1861, the eldest daughter of H.S.H. Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife Laura, Countess von Gleichen. In 1913, following her mother’s death, she and her siblings were granted the unique right to take the rank, style, and precedence before the daughters and younger sons of English dukes. In 1917, Gleichen was granted the rank and style of a daughter of a marquess by Royal Warrant of Precedence following the reforms of the family names of George V and Countess Feodora von Gleichen became Lady Fedora Gleichen.

Countess Feodora studied art in her father’s studio at St. James’s and later with Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art. She completed her artistic studies in Rome in 1891 and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. While maintaining her father's studio she associated with leading artists such as Sir George Frampton, sculptor of the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. She completed her studies in Rome in 1891 and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892 and at the New Dudley Gallery. A bas-relief and hand-mirror in jade and bronze won her a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. Shortly before her own death she had completed her final work, a memorial to the fallen of the 37th (British) Division (which had been commanded by her brother Lord Edward Gleichen) at Monchy-le-Preux in France, for which she was awarded the French Legion of Honour. She died  at her apartment in St. James’s Palace, London, 1922, and was later posthumously made the first female member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

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