• 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 265

    AN ELIZABETH II SILVER FREEDOM-CASKET

    LONDON, 1961, MAKER'S MARK S&S LTD.

    Price Realised  

    AN ELIZABETH II SILVER FREEDOM-CASKET
    LONDON, 1961, MAKER'S MARK S&S LTD.
    Oblong and on block feet, the hinged cover with a stepped finial applied with a blue initial 'K', the front applied with enamelled arms of Kampala, the back engraved with an inscription, the inside silk lined, marked on side and inside cover
    9½ in. (24 cm.) wide
    The inscription reads 'PRESENTED TO H.R.H. THE DUKE OF KENT, G.C.V.O. ON HIS ADMISSION AS THE FIRST HONORARY FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF KAMPALA 8TH OCTOBER 1962'.


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    Provenance

    Presented to HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent when he was granted the Freedom of the City of Kampala during the celebrations to mark the independence of Uganda on 8 October 1962.


    Saleroom Notice

    The proceeds of this lot will be donated to the Mulago Children's Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.