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AN ELIZABETH II SILVER ARMADA DISH AND A SILVER-PLATED CIGAR BOX
AN ELIZABETH II SILVER ARMADA DISH AND A SILVER-PLATED CIGAR BOX
AN ELIZABETH II SILVER ARMADA DISH AND A SILVER-PLATED CIGAR BOX
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AN ELIZABETH II SILVER ARMADA DISH AND A SILVER-PLATED CIGAR BOX

THE DISH, LONDON, 1990, MAKER’S MARK WB&S, THE CIGAR BOX RETAILED BY CHRISTIAN DIOR

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AN ELIZABETH II SILVER ARMADA DISH AND A SILVER-PLATED CIGAR BOX
THE DISH, LONDON, 1990, MAKER’S MARK WB&S, THE CIGAR BOX RETAILED BY CHRISTIAN DIOR
The plain circular dish with reeded border and domed centre, engraved with inscription, in fitted case, marked underneath; the plain oblong cigar box lined with cedarwood, the cover set with an oil painting of a seascape, applied inside the lid with a plaque, stamped 'Christian Dior Made in France' on the side
the Armada dish 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diameter; the cigar box 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long, and 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) wide
weighable silver 15 oz. 5 dwt. (475 gr.)
The Armada dish is engraved TO MRS HENRY FORD II WITH GRATEFUL THANKS FOR YOUR WONDERFUL KINDNESS, MARGARET AND DENIS THATCHER, MAY 1991. The plaque inside the cigar box reads SERIE LIMTEE A CINQUANTE EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES - EXEMPLAIRE No 12 APPARTENANT A Mr & Mrs HENRY FORD II FROM Mr & Mrs A. A. TAUBMAN.
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WB&S
Christian Dior

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The Armada dish was a present from Margaret Thatcher to Kathleen DuRoss Ford to thank her for letting her stay in her apartment in Eaton Square after she left office as Prime Minister in 1990.

The cigar box, apparently a gift from Alfred Taubman, acknowledges his friendship with Henry Ford II.

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