London, South Kensington
28 October 2007
THE HON. GERALD LASCELLES' 10TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT FROM KING GEORGE V AND H.M. QUEEN MARY A VICTORIAN SILVER TEA CADDY
MARK OF H .H. LONDON, 1873
Of beaded oval form with ivory finial, bright-cut, engraved with stars and toothed borders, with a crest to the front cartouche, together with a hand written note by Queen Mary 'From the King & Queen - Aug 21st, 1934' and another in the hand of Princess Mary 'Silver tea caddy 1873 from the King & Queen to the Hon.ble. Gerald Lascelles August 21st 1934'
4½in. (11.5cm.) diameter
11.5 oz. gross
A 10th brithday gift to the Hon. Gerald Lascelles (1924-1998) from his grandparents H.M. King George V (1865-1936) and H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953), 21 August 1934 and thence by descent.
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