• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    A GROUP OF ANTIQUE FOB SEALS AND CHARMS

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    A GROUP OF ANTIQUE FOB SEALS AND CHARMS
    Including a gold, sapphire, ruby and enamel swivel fob seal, the handle designed as two coiled snakes with ruby detail holding a white enamel cut-cornered rectangular plaque supporting a sapphire seal-engraved with the initial N with Royal crown above; a gold mounted swivel fob seal, inset with an onyx plaque engraved with a coat-of-arms and a lapis lazuli plaque engraved with L cypher, each with Marquess' coronet above; a late 18th century gold mounted fob seal inset with an oval cornelian plaque engraved with Arabic inscription; an oval gold pendant engraved to one side with L cypher with a princess' coronet above; a faceted rock crystal swivel seal engraved with a monogram to the gilt metal handle; a coin pendant pierced with an inscription; a gold pendant, with miniature cross, heart and anchor
    The initial N on the first fob seal is almost certainly for Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938), father of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968)
    The arms on the second swivel fob seal are for the Marquess of Lorne
    The L cypher and the inscription on the oval pendant are for Princess Louise (1848-1939), third daughter of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), in commemoration of her mariage to John, Marquess of Lorne, later 9th Duke of Argyll (1845-1913) on 21 March 1871, the reverse engraved 'from the people of Tyree';
    The inscription on the coin pendant reads 'Nikolaos' for Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark (1872-1938), father of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968). (7)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot contains rubies of undetermined origin and possibly may not be imported into the US.

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the US.

    Please note that the sapphire fob seal, engraved with the initial 'N', has been withdrawn from the sale.