• 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 255

    A VICTORIAN PART DRESSING TABLE SERVICE

    MARK OF WALTER THORNHILL, LONDON, 1883

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN PART DRESSING TABLE SERVICE
    MARK OF WALTER THORNHILL, LONDON, 1883
    Comprising: two cylindrical bottles; a similar jar; an oval jar and an oval flask with detachable plated cup, the covers and cup all engraved with 'AVCE' monogram with Royal duke's coronet above, marked on sides of four lids, with manuscript note
    the largest 7 in. (17.8cm.) high
    The monogram is for The Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892), later Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of Kind Edward VII (r.1900-1910).

    The pencil note in Queen Mary's handwriting reads 'For little Edward's future dressing bag.' (5)


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    Provenance

    The Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892), later Duke of Clarence and Avondale
    Given to HRH The Duke of Kent by his grandmother Queen Mary (1867-1953).