20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 238
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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Presented to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968) in Peru during her South American tour.