14 June 2006
A SILVER ASHTRAY
BIRMINGHAM, 1953, MAKER'S MARK AW
Square and with a shaped rim, engraved with a rose motif and an inscription with facsimile signatures, marked on back
3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) square
2 oz. (65 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Margaret Xmas 1953 Aunt Mary, Aunt Alice, Uncle Harry.'
Given to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon from her aunt, Princess Mary, The Princess Royal (1897-1965), her uncle, The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974) and his wife Princess Alice (1901-2004) for Christmas 1955.
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This ashtray was given to Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon in the Coronation Year by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood.
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