London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
QUEEN MARY'S DESK SEAL A NEPHRITE JADE MOUNTED QUARTZ SEAL
Carved with foliage, the underside engraved 'VM' beneath a crown, in a velvet and silk-lined box inscribed '128 NEW BOND ST, LONDON, W, FRANK HYMANS LD, FROM DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND'
2½in. (6.5cm.) high
H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953).
Acquired from the estate of H.R.H. Princess Mary, The Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) by the Hon. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Lascelles in 1966.
Fort Belvedere, Runnymede, Surrey, 1956-1976.
Virginia Water Cottage, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.
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