• 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 199

    AN GEORGE VI PARCEL-GILT TROWEL

    MARK OF LESLIE DURBIN, LONDON, 1947

    Price Realised  

    AN GEORGE VI PARCEL-GILT TROWEL
    MARK OF LESLIE DURBIN, LONDON, 1947
    The handle applied with a silver-gilt twisted wire, the terminal applied with a crest, the blade applied with a coat-of-arms and engraved with an inscription, marked on the blade, contained in a fitted gilt tooled blue leather case
    7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) long
    gross weight 3 oz. (100 gr.)
    The arms are those of Ramsgate.

    The inscription reads 'PRESENTED TO H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF KENT C.I., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., 19TH MAY 1948'.


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    Provenance

    Presented to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent on her visit to Ramsgate on 19 May 1948 when she opened the new landing stage of the Royal Harbour, Ramsgate and laid the foundation stone for the Ramsgate General Hospital extension.