14 June 2006
A SPANISH SNUFF-BOX
MARK OF LOPEZ, MADRID, CIRCA 1980
Oblong, the cover, sides and base all engraved with 18th century ballooning scenes, the inside engraved with facsimile signatures and a coat-of-arms, marked on rim contained in a fitted case labelled with a retailers mark, the cover with a gilt Spanish Crown
3 5/8 in. (9 cm.) long
The arms and facsimile signatures are those of H.M. King Juan Carlos I (b.1938) and his wife H.R.H. Queen Sophia, Princess of Greece and Denmark (b.1938).
Given to H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon by H.M. King Juan Carlos of Spain (b.1938) and his wife H.M. Queen Sophia, Princess of Greece and Denmark and Queen of Spain (b.1938).
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