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Details & Cataloguing

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Silver and enamel cigarette case, German, early 20th century
The front applied with a jewelled crest depicting a gold heraldic lion rampant, crowned within a rose-diamond and ruby garter, enamelled in translucent scarlet on a textured ground, apparently unmarked, in a blue velvet case gilt with a royal crown.
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Provenance

Commissioned by the House of Hesse.

Catalogue Note

The crest is that of the House of Hesse. Queen Victoria's third child and second daughter, Princess Alice, married into the Hesse family in 1862.

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