20 November 2009
A VICTORIAN PART DRESSING TABLE SERVICE
MARK OF WALTER THORNHILL, LONDON, 1883
Comprising: two cylindrical bottles; a similar jar; an oval jar and an oval flask with detachable plated cup, the covers and cup all engraved with 'AVCE' monogram with Royal duke's coronet above, marked on sides of four lids, with manuscript note
the largest 7 in. (17.8cm.) high
The monogram is for The Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892), later Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of Kind Edward VII (r.1900-1910).
The pencil note in Queen Mary's handwriting reads 'For little Edward's future dressing bag.' (5)
The Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892), later Duke of Clarence and Avondale
Given to HRH The Duke of Kent by his grandmother Queen Mary (1867-1953).
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