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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 58

    A ROYAL GOLD, DIAMOND AND GEM CIGARETTE CASE PRESENTED BY MOZAFFAR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR OF PERSIA

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A ROYAL GOLD, DIAMOND AND GEM CIGARETTE CASE PRESENTED BY MOZAFFAR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR OF PERSIA
    CIRCA 1900
    The rectangular engine-turned case with central applied, pave brilliant and rose-cut diamond crest of the lion with sword and sun motif of Persia, beneath a crown, flanked by twin old-brilliant-cut diamond, oval ruby and turquoise clusters, within turquoise line border and rose-cut diamond trefoil corner motifs
    9.5cm. (3 ) long
    Accompanied by a manuscript note inscribed: Cigarette case given by the Shah of Persia to A.H.T. Earl of Kintore; and a photograph of Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar of Persia (1853-1907), inscribed faintly in Persian


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    Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar (1853-1907) was the fifth Qajar Shah of Persia and ruled between 1896 and 1907.

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    Provenance

    Presented to Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930), Lord-in-waiting to H.M. King Edward VII by Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar of Persia (1853-1907) during a state visit to London in 1903.