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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 60

    A ROYAL GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET CIGARETTE-CASE PRESENTED BY H.R.H. INFANTE FERNANDO MARIA OF SPAIN, PRINCE OF BAVARIA

    BY CARTIER, CIRCA 1910

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROYAL GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET CIGARETTE-CASE PRESENTED BY H.R.H. INFANTE FERNANDO MARIA OF SPAIN, PRINCE OF BAVARIA
    BY CARTIER, CIRCA 1910
    The body of rectangular design with engraved sunburst reeded, the centre with applied rose-cut diamond monogram forming the initials of H.R.H Infante Fernando Maria of Spain beneath a crown, with pave rose-cut diamond thumbpiece, the sprung hinged cover opening to reveal double cigarette holder compartments
    9.5 cm. (3 in) long
    Signed Cartier, London, Paris, number 3043 1404 , French assay marks, fitted leather case; accompained by a photograph by Franzen, Madrid of H.R.H. Infante Fernando Maria of Spain, Prince of Bavaria (1884-1958), in the uniform of the Spanish cavalry regiment Cazadore de Lusitania, inscribed in ink 'To Lord Kintore, Fernando Maria/London 28.II.1911.'


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    Provenance

    Presented to Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930), by H.R.H. Infante Fernando Maria of Spain, Prince of Bavaria (1884-1958).