14 June 2006
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIGARETTE-BOX
MARK OF GERALD BENNEY, LONDON, 1976
Oblong, the sides and cover with a textured finish, the hinged cover with a chequerboard motif within a gilt border, the interior fitted with black leather, marked on side, the base stamped 'Made by Gerald Benney, England' and numbered '17'
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long
gross weight 7 oz. (215 gr.)
Used on the table in the Dining Room of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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