14 June 2006
THE WEDDING PRESENT OF THE TREASURER AND MASTER OF THE BENCH OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE
A SILVER SALVER
MARK OF GARRARD, BIRMINGHAM, 1957
Shaped circular and on three leaf-capped scroll feet, with Lamerie pattern border, engraved with an inscription below a badge, marked on back, further stamped 'Garrard & Co. Ltd. 112 Regent St. London W.'
15¼ in. (38.8 cm.) diameter
49 oz. (1,510 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret by the Treasurer and Masters of the Bench of the Middle Temple on the occasion of Her Marriage 6. 5. '60.'
The badge is that of The Middle Temple.
A gift to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on the occasion of her marriage to Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, on 6 May 1960 by Richard O'Sullivan (1883-1963) on behalf of The Treasurer and Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple, London.
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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