14 June 2006
PRINCESS MARGARET'S ROYAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT
A GEORGE V GEM-SET GOLD CIGARETTE-CASE
MARK OF JACQUES CARTIER, LONDON, 1940
Oblong, with reeded cover and base and plain sides, with a square cut sapphire thumbpiece, the inside engraved with a facsimilie script presentation inscription, marked inside and on cover, the rim further engraved 'CARTIER LONDON', contained in a gilt-tooled red leather case labelled 'CARTIER PARIS 53 Rue de la Paix LONDON 115 New Bond Street NEW YORK 653 5th Avenue'
3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) wide
gross weight 2.5 oz. (84 gr.)
The inscription reads 'To Margaret from her very devoted Papa GR Christmas 1949.'
Given to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon by her father King George VI, Christmas 1949.
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