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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    AN IMPERIAL GERMAN GOLD AND JEWELLED CIGARETTE CASE PRESENTED BY KAISER WILHELM II, EMPEROR OF GERMANY

    BY JOHANN WAGNER & SOHN, BERLIN, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN IMPERIAL GERMAN GOLD AND JEWELLED CIGARETTE CASE PRESENTED BY KAISER WILHELM II, EMPEROR OF GERMANY
    BY JOHANN WAGNER & SOHN, BERLIN, CIRCA 1900
    The rectangular oval section case of hammered design, the hinged cover with applied, old brilliant and rose-cut diamond and gem Imperial crowned cipher with the initial 'W' for Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, the thumbpiece set with a cabochon sapphire, with vesta compartment and tinder cord in Imperial coloured silks, in maker's stamped fitted case, signed on the interior JOH. WAGNER & SOHN., 585
    10 cm. (4 in) long
    Accompanied by a manuscript note inscribed:' Cigarette case given by Emperor William of Germany to A.H.T. 10th [sic] Earl of Kintore


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    Provenance

    Presented to Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930), Lord-in-waiting to H.M. King Edward VII, by Kaiser Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany (1859-1941).