2 June 2009
THE CORONATION ROBES OF THE EARL AND COUNTESS OF TUNIS
Comprising: an earl's coronet, with maker's mark only for A. J. Strachan, London, circa 1838, supplied by Ede & Ravenscroft, Chancery Lane; a countess' coronet, mark of A. J. Strachan, London, 1838; an earl's robe, supplied by Adams & Ede, Fleet Street; a countess' robe, dress and mantle (5)
The Earl of Norbury, according to a label in the earl's robe, probably for Hector John Toler, 2nd Earl of Norbury (1781-1839).
Acquired by Harold Alexander, Earl Alexander of Tunis, (1891-1969) and his wife Lady Margaret Diana Bingham, daughter of the 5th Earl of Lucan (d.1969) for the coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's New York, 27 March 1996, lot 397.
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The provenance should read The Earl and Countess Alexander of Tunis.
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