18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
AN 18CT. GOLD CIGARETTE CASE PRESENTED TO THE 9TH EARL OF KINTORE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW BRIDGE AT INVERURIE 30 MAY 1925
BY ASPREY & CO. LTD
The rectangular engine-turned case with applied, initial 'K' beneath a coronet, the interior with engraved representations of the new and old bridges at Inverurie and with presentation inscriptions
Gross weight 209.0 grm., 11.3mm (4 3/8 in) long
Signed Asprey, London., with maker's mark, hallmarked London 1924, in maker's stamped fitted case
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It was the 9th Earl of Kintore who opened the new bridge at Inverurie on 30 May 1925 and not the 10th Earl as inscribed. The 10th Earl of Kintore succeeded to the earldom upon his father's death in 1930.
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Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930).