• 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 183

    A SET OF GEORGE V STEEL-MOUNTED IVORY-HANDLED KNIVES

    RETAILED BY DYSON & SONS, WINDSOR, CIRCA 1934

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    A SET OF GEORGE V STEEL-MOUNTED IVORY-HANDLED KNIVES
    RETAILED BY DYSON & SONS, WINDSOR, CIRCA 1934
    Each stained with the initial 'G' within the Garter motto and below Royal duke's coronet, comprising:
    Sixty table-knives
    Twenty-three cheese-knives
    Three carving-forks
    Three carving-knives
    A steel
    all contained in a brass-bound three drawer oak canteen, the hinged cover applied with a shield with engraved inscription, with spaces for further knives
    the case 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide
    The inscription reads 'PRESENTED TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF KENT, K.G. on the occasion of his Marriage BY THE RESIDENTS OF THE BOROUGH OF WINDSOR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD NOVEMBER 1934 G.E. SHORT MAYOR'.


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