• 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 295

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION CASKET

    MARK OF JOHN COLLARD VICKERY, LONDON, 1934

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE V SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION CASKET
    MARK OF JOHN COLLARD VICKERY, LONDON, 1934
    Oblong, on openwork block feet, the sides with drop-ring handles, with hinged cover, the front applied with enamelled coat-of-arms, engraved inside the cover with inscription and facsimilie signatures, marked on side, cover and handles, in fitted red leather case
    13 in. (33 cm.)
    The arms are those of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth.

    The inscription reads 'This Casket was presented by the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent K.G., K.T on the Occasion of Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Municipal Buildings at Wandsworth as a token of their Loyalty and esteem 11th June 1935'.


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    The Duke was presented with the casket by the architect of the new building Mr Edward Hunt, having been received by the Mayor of Wandsworth Evan Rees. The projected cost of the work was £150,000.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The proceeds of this lot will be donated to The Colonel's Fund Scots Guards