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Lot 4
A late 19th century diamond, gold and enamelled Royal presentation snuff box, unmarked, probably Hanau production,
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 19,155) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A late 19th century diamond, gold and enamelled Royal presentation snuff box,
unmarked, probably Hanau production,
the cartouche-shaped cover with the monogram of Ernst August, Crown Prince of Hanover in circular cut rubies and brilliant and single cut diamonds with red enamell heightened crown on blue enamel, each corner with a collet-set diamond, the bombé sides with elaborate engraved and applied scroll decoration, the base with a central engine-turned panel surrounded by scrolls on a matted ground with applied scroll spandrels, length 10cm.

Footnotes

  • Ernst August, Crown Prince of Hanover, Heir of Brunswick, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 3rd Earl of Armagh (1845 – 1923), was the eldest child and only son of George V of Hanover and his wife, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. Ernst August was deprived of the throne of Hanover upon its annexation by Prussia in 1866 and later the Duchy of Brunswick in 1884. Although he was the senior male-line great-grandson of George III, the Duke of Cumberland was deprived of his British peerages and honours for having sided with Germany in World War I.
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