• 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 168

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT AND EBONY TROWEL

    MARK OF DEAKIN AND FRANCIS, BIRMINGHAM, 1935

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    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT AND EBONY TROWEL
    MARK OF DEAKIN AND FRANCIS, BIRMINGHAM, 1935
    The blade engraved with an inscription within foliage borders, with a turned ebony handle, marked on back, in fitted case
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) long
    The inscription reads 'Presented to His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent on the occasion of his laying the Foundation Stone of the Broadcast Hall at Trinity College Carmarthen 19th October 1937'


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    The golden commemorative trowel celebrates the building of the University of Wales Broadcast Hall, at Camarthan's Trinity College with the laying of its foundation stone by the Chancellor, Prince George, Duke of Kent (d.1942) in 1937.

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    Provenance

    Presented to The Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942) on the occasion of his visit to Cardiff in October 1937.