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S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd., Birmingham
THE CANASTA TROPHY
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
124
S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd., Birmingham
THE CANASTA TROPHY
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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S. Blanckensee & Sons Ltd., Birmingham
THE CANASTA TROPHY
engraved: 'Canasta / the Challenge cup / highest score in one hand / 5-4-49 Vivien Leigh 4555'
maker's mark, Birmingham standard and date letter for 1947
silver, on ebonised wood base 
11.2cm., 4⅜in. high with the base; 38.1gr.; 1oz. 4dwt. without base
active 1894-1939
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Literature

Photographed at Notley Abbey in the library circa 1959.

Catalogue Note

Along with crosswords, playing cards were Vivien's favourite distraction. During long weekends with friends or between performances or on film sets, any rest time would be spent in card games. On the set of Gone with the Wind, her secretary and companion, Sunny Alexander, remembered playing endless hands of canasta with Vivien. (Vickers, op. cit., p. 123).

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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