• 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 296

    A GEORGE V SILVER TREASURY INKSTAND

    MARK OF GOLDMSITHS AND SILVERSMITH COMPANY, LONDON, 1933

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE V SILVER TREASURY INKSTAND
    MARK OF GOLDMSITHS AND SILVERSMITH COMPANY, LONDON, 1933
    Oblong and on four bun feet, with moulded borders and two hinged bracket handles, with hinged double cover, engraved with initial 'G' within the Garter motto and with Royal duke's coronet above, the interior with two glass inkwells with silver covers and ebonised wood pen-well, one cover engraved with presentation, marked on side, covers and inkwell covers
    13¾in. (35 cm.) wide
    147 oz. (4,589 gr.)
    The initial is that of The Prince George, later Duke of Kent (1902-1942).

    The inscription reads 'Presented to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent K.G. on the occasion of his admission to the freedom and livery of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers 29th November 1935.'


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    The Duke was presented with the inkstand, which contained the freedom scroll, by the Master of the Company, his cousin Prince Alexander of Battenberg, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke (1886-1960), eldest son of Princess Beatrice of Battenberg (1857-1944), youngest daughter of Queen Victoria (1818-1901).

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