• 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 206

    A PERUVIAN SILVER PRESENTATION CASKET AND KEY

    CIRCA 1959, WITH INDISTINCT MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A PERUVIAN SILVER PRESENTATION CASKET AND KEY
    CIRCA 1959, WITH INDISTINCT MARKS
    Oblong and on four leaf feet, the hinged cover applied with a coat-of-arms and engraved inside with an inscription, containing a key, velvet lined, marked underneath
    10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) wide
    The arms are those of the City of Lima.

    The inscription reads 'LA MUNICIPALIDAD DE LIMA A S.A.R. Duquesa de Kent HUESPED ILUSTRE Dé LA CUIDAD Lima, 2 de Marzo de 1959'.


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    Provenance

    Presented to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968) by the Mayor of Lima, Senor Garcia Ribeyro, during a ceremony at the City Hall. The key is a replica of the original key to the city.