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A parcel-gilt silver box bearing the crest of King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52), Keller, Paris, France for the Egyptian market, first half 20th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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227
A parcel-gilt silver box bearing the crest of King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52), Keller, Paris, France for the Egyptian market, first half 20th century
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A parcel-gilt silver box bearing the crest of King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52), Keller, Paris, France for the Egyptian market, first half 20th century
of oval shallow form, moulded and engraved sides with stylised lotus and papyrus design, lid with geometric border enclosing flowerheads, the centre with the crest of of King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52) surmounted by a crown, on a green-enamelled ground with trellis pattern, 'KELLER' engraved to rim and French silver marks
4.7 by 12.5 by 9.5cm.


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Provenance

Ex-collection King Farouk of Egypt (r.1936-52).

Catalogue Note

inscriptions

'Koubbeh Palace, Cairo, 20 January 1938'

This box was most probably intended to be offered as a gift to a high official in commemoration of the wedding ceremony of King Farouk and Queen Farida at Koubbeh Palace, Cairo, on the 20 January 1938.

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