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A SILVER SNUFF-BOX
GARRARD & CO., LONDON, 1953
rectangular box, the cover, sides and base with panels of engine-turning, within applied and chased foliate borders, the cover with applied intertwined gold initials 'ER' beneath a Royal crown, gilt interior, fitted red leather case, the cover stamped with intertwined gold initials 'ER' beneath a Royal crown, the interior stamped 'GARRARD & Co Ltd CROWN JEWELLERS 112, REGENT St. W.1. formerly THE GOLDSMITHS & SILVERSMITHS COMPANY Ltd.'
3¼ in. (83 mm.) wide (2)
Provenance
Almost certainly a gift to Patricia Smith, Viscountess Hambleden GCVO (1904-1994) on the occasion of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953.

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Patricia Smith, Viscountess Hambleden GCVO (1904-1994) was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) from 1937 to 1994.
The present lot, dated 1953 and with the Royal cypher 'ER' below a closed crown, was almost certainly a gift to Viscountess Hambleden to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

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