20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 11,875
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
KING GEORGE V'S PICNIC SET
A CHROMIUM PLATED PICNIC SET
SUPPLIED BY EDWARD & SONS, LONDON, CIRCA 1920
A thermos-flask with screw off cover
An oblong sandwich-box
An oblong container with ring handle
Two glass bottles with plated covers
Two white porcelain teacups and saucers, (one mended)
Two tapering containers, one with porcelain liner
Two white enamelled trays
Most pieces engraved with the initals of King George V, all contained in a fitted case
The case 14½in. (37 cm.) wide
The initials are for King George V (1865-1936).
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The robust wedge shaped construction of the case and the rubber covered lid enables the set to be used as a foot rest.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.