14 June 2006
A LACQUERED AND GILDED TORTOISESHELL BONBONNIERE
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, 19TH CENTURY
Circular and with detachable cover, gilded and overpainted with flowers, the base painted with grapes, with a note in Queen Mary's hand 'From Mary Jan. 1st 1934'
3 3/8 in. (87 mm.) diameter
Given to H.M. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother (1900-2002) by H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953) on New Year's day 1934
Given to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon by her mother H.M. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
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