14 June 2006
THE WEDDING PRESENT OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE WEST INDIES
A SILVER SALVER
MARK OF BARKER BROTHERS LTD., BIRMINGHAM, 1959
Shaped square and with incurved corners, on four pad feet, engraved with a map of the West Indies within a border of the various symbols and products of the West Indies, further engraved with an inscription below a coat-of-arms, marked on the back and stamped 'Made in England'
14¼ in. (36.3 cm.) square
48 oz. (1,480 gr.)
The inscription reads 'To Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret on the occasion of Her Marriage 6th May 1960 from The Government and People of The West Indies.'
Given on the occasion of the marriage of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, to Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon on 6 May 1960, by H.E. The Governor General on behalf of the Government and all people of the Federation of the West Indies.
Regularly used in the Dining Room of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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