• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    A GEORGE V SILVER CIGAR BOX

    MARK OF ELKINGTON AND CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1911

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE V SILVER CIGAR BOX
    MARK OF ELKINGTON AND CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1911
    The cover engraved with crest and motto scroll above initials BFW, front with presentation inscription; also a silver-mounted tusk cigar cutter marked JEB and stamped "925"; a silver hip-flask, London, 1884; a cream jug later engraved with the badge of the K.R.R.C. by John Emes, 1802; two silver mugs, 1894 and 1905, with presentation inscriptions; and a modern parcel-gilt silver flaming grenade spirit table lighter
    The cigar box 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long
    weighable silver, 18.5 oz. (574 gr.) (7)


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    Provenance

    Brigadier-General Bertram Fitzherbert Widdrington (1873-1942) and by descent at Newton Hall, Northumberland.