• 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 200

    A GEORGE V SILVER AND IVORY TROWEL

    MARK OF ROBERT PRINGLE, LONDON, 1932

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE V SILVER AND IVORY TROWEL
    MARK OF ROBERT PRINGLE, LONDON, 1932
    The blade engraved with an inscription within a palmette border, with a carved ivory handle, marked on the back, in a fitted oak case
    13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long
    The inscription reads 'Presented to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent by the States of Jersey in commemoration of the laying of the Foundation Stone of the Nurses' Hostel at the General Hospital on June 24th 1948'


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    The trowel was presented to Princess Marina on her first trip to Jersey. On her arrival she was met by Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Grasett (1888-1971), the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. In the evening following the foundation stone ceremony she was chief guest at an offical dinner given by the Lieutenant Governor.

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