London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
PRINCESS MARY'S CIGARETTE BOX A GEORGE V ENGINE-TURNED SILVER CIGARETTE BOX
MARK OF ROBERT COMYNS, LONDON, 1929
Oblong with engine-turned sides and cover with gold thumbpiece and vacant cartouche, enclosing a Christmas card inscribed in the hand of the Hon. Mrs. Angela Lascelles 'Darling Henry, This cigarette box belonged to your Granny & I want you to have it now (not to encourage you to smoke but to be decorative) your ever loving Mummy, Christmas 1989'
8 in. (20-25cm.)
H.R.H. Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) and thence by descent.
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