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      St. George and the Dragon Carved and Gilt Wood Girandole Mirror - Lot 42 of September 2012 Auction - Probably Continental, early 19th century, carved crest depicting a knight on rearing horse, rocky plinth, base drop is a finely articulated spread-wing dragon with open mouth, 52 x 30 in. - Estimate $2,000 to $3,000

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    In the year 1348 King Edward Ill established the Knights of the Garter, which is the oldest order of Chivalry in Europe.The Insignia of the order consists of a collar and badge appendant known as the George, the Star,the Garter and the Sash with the Investment Badge called the lesser George.It was in the year 1415 that St. George became the Patron Saint of England when English Soldiers under Henry V won the battle of Agincourt.