14 June 2006
A DUTCH DELFT DORE BALUSTER HALL VASE
CIRCA 1968, IRON-RED SCRIPT TITLE
Painted in iron red and blue, enriched in gilding, with oriental figures before terracing and shrubs inscribed to the underside 'A SON ALTESSE ROYALE LA PRINCESSE MARGARET DE CHAMBRE COMMERCE DE BOULOGNE SUR MER, JUILLET 1968. AC'
27¾ in. (70.4 cm.) high
Given to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon by The Chamber of Commerce, Boulogne Sur Mer, July 1968.
Displayed in the Hall of the Private Apartments of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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The prototype SR.N.4 Hovercraft Princess Margaret entered commercial service for Seaspeed on the 26-mile route between Dover and Boulogne Sur Mer on 1st August 1968.
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