• 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 293

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT TREASURY-INKSTAND

    MARK OF EDWARD AND SONS, GLASGOW, 1927

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT TREASURY-INKSTAND
    MARK OF EDWARD AND SONS, GLASGOW, 1927
    Oblong and on four dolphin feet, the sides and cover with applied Celtic motifs, the front enamelled with the arms of the City of Glasgow, one side applied with a boss depicting the Scottish lion and the other with St. Andrew, the cover engraved with the Royal arms with a label for difference within the Garter motto, with Royal duke's coronet above, the interior wood-fitted and with two silver-gilt mounted bottles, mark of Richard Comyns, London, 1926, the cover with supports for envelops, marked underneath and inside cover
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide
    The Royal arms are those of The Prince George, later Duke of Kent (1902-1942).


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    The Times reported the following day that Prince George had fulfilled nine engagements during his visit to Glasgow. It noted that 'Nearly 5,000 people attended the presentation of the city's freedom. Lord Provost Mason presented the Burgess Ticket encased in a silver gilt casket.'

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    Provenance

    Presented to The Prince George, later Duke of Kent (1902-1942) during his visit to Glasgow on 17 April 1928.