20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 562
Estimate GBP 150 - GBP 250
A MALAYSIAN CIGARETTE BOX
Oblong, chased and engraved overall with foliate scrolls on matted ground, the hinged cover with shaped thumbpiece and chased with a coat-of-arms, engraved with presentation inscription within oblong plaque, the interior fitted with three compartments and wood lining, marked on base indistinct marks
11 1/8in. (28.2 cm.) long
The inscription reads 'WITH BEST COMPLIMENTS From HIS MAJESTY SULTAN AZLAN SHAH THE YAND DI-PERTUAN AGONG IX. MALAYSIA'.
The arms are those of the Federation of Malaysia.
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Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak G.C.B., K.St.J. (b. 1928) ruled as 9th King of Malaysia from 1989 until 1994. He succeeded his uncle as Sultan of Perak in 1984.
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