20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 100 - GBP 200
A VICTORIAN SILVER-PLATED CIGARETTE-CASE
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, LATE 19TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY P. & F. SCHAFER
Oblong, the hinged cover engraved with initials below a Royal crown, stamped inside the cover 'P. & F. SCHAFER 27 PICCADILLY'
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.)
The initials are those of Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1901-1910) and his wife Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925).
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