25 September 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Michael Phelps Ward, CBE, MD, FRCS (1925-2005)
An Elizabeth II silver cigarette box presented to Michael Ward in commemoration of the conquest of Mount Everest, 1953
oblong, the hinged cover with shaped thumbpiece, engraved with an engine-turned border, the centre with a scene of a tent pitched below Mount Everest and with presentation inscription 'PRESENTED TO DR M.P. WARD, TO COMMEMORATE THE HISTORIC CONQUEST OF MOUNT EVEREST BY THE 1953 BRITISH EXPEDITION, BY THE DIRECTORS OF BENJAMIN EDGINGTON (SILVER & EDGINGTON LTD)' beneath, marked on side and cover, with cedar wood lining
Birmingham, 1952/53, maker's mark G Ltd in two cartouches
4 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 1¾in. (11.2 x 16.8 x 4.4cm.)
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Michael Phelps Ward, CBE, MD, FRCS.