• 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 207

    A PERUVIAN DISH

    BY CARUSO, CIRCA 1959

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    A PERUVIAN DISH
    BY CARUSO, CIRCA 1959
    Shaped circular and with matted shell and scroll border, the centre engraved with presentation inscription, marked on reverse and stamped 'INDUSTRIA PERUANA PLATA ESTERLING 925
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) diam.
    The inscription reads 'LA COMPAñIA DE AVIACION "DAUCETT" A SU ALTEXA REAL LA DUQUESA DE KENT EN RECUERDO DE SU VIAJE LIMA - CUZCO 25-2-959'.


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    Princess Marina and Princess Alexandra were to have flown from Lima to Cuzco to take a trip through the Andes on the Cuzco to Arequipa railway but a railway workers strike prevented the journey taking place. The inscription relates to the proposed journey.

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    Provenance

    Presented to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968) in Peru during her South American tour.