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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 196

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT FREEDOM-CASKET

    MARK OF SEBASTIAN GARRARD, LONDON, 1918

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    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT FREEDOM-CASKET
    MARK OF SEBASTIAN GARRARD, LONDON, 1918
    Rectangular, the sides cast with a coat-of-arms enclosed by panels of foliage scrolls on textured ground, the ends and hinged cover similarly decorated, the cover with a camel finial, engraved inside with an inscription, marked on foot and on edge of cover, the base further stamped 'GARRARD & CO. LTD. ALBERMARLE ST. LONDON. W.', contained in a fitted red velvet covered box
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide
    23 oz. (710 gr.)
    The arms are those of the Worshipful Company of Grocers.

    The inscription reads 'Presented to Field Marshall Viscount Allenby G.C.B., G.C.M.G. on his admission to the Freedom of the Grocer's Company 8th October 1919'


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    Edmund, 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo (1861-1936) was a distinguished 1st World War General. He first saw action in the Boer War (1899-1902). He later commanded the cavalry under General Haig at the outset of the 1st World War. After the battle of Arras in 1917 he was posted as commander of Palestine, defeating the Turkish forces and capturing Jerusalem in December 1917. His finest hour was the battle of Megiddo. This victory led in part to the armistice being signed on 30 October 1918. He was created a viscount in 1919. He died in 1936 and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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    Provenance

    Presented to Field Marshall Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O. (1861-1936) on his admission to the Freedom of the Grocers' Company 8 October 1919 and then by descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN