London, South Kensington
18 March 2009
A ROYAL GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET CIGARETTE-CASE PRESENTED BY H.R.H. INFANTE FERNANDO MARIA OF SPAIN, PRINCE OF BAVARIA
BY CARTIER, CIRCA 1910
The body of rectangular design with engraved sunburst reeded, the centre with applied rose-cut diamond monogram forming the initials of H.R.H Infante Fernando Maria of Spain beneath a crown, with pave rose-cut diamond thumbpiece, the sprung hinged cover opening to reveal double cigarette holder compartments
9.5 cm. (3 in) long
Signed Cartier, London, Paris, number 3043 1404 , French assay marks, fitted leather case; accompained by a photograph by Franzen, Madrid of H.R.H. Infante Fernando Maria of Spain, Prince of Bavaria (1884-1958), in the uniform of the Spanish cavalry regiment Cazadore de Lusitania, inscribed in ink 'To Lord Kintore, Fernando Maria/London 28.II.1911.'
Presented to Algernon Hawkins Thomand, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852-1930), by H.R.H. Infante Fernando Maria of Spain, Prince of Bavaria (1884-1958).
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