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Lot 8
A 19th century German gold and diamond-set Royal presentation snuff box, with Hanau town mark and 14K, the rim inscribed No 1688,
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 15,677) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 19th century German gold and diamond-set Royal presentation snuff box,
with Hanau town mark and 14K, the rim inscribed No 1688,
of cartouche form, the cover set with a central cipher panel with the monogram of Christian IX of Denmark in diamonds over a blue enamel ground, flanked by elaborate relief rocaille decoration, the sides with engraved floral and ribbon decoration, length 9.5cm.

Footnotes

  • Christian IX (1818–1906) was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906. As a prince of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, a junior branch of the House of Oldenburg which had ruled Denmark since 1448, Christian was not in the immediate line of succession to the Danish throne. However, in 1852, he was chosen as heir to the Danish monarchy in the light of the predictable extinction of the senior line of the House of Oldenburg. Upon the death of King Frederick VII of Denmark in 1863, Christian acceded to the throne as the first Danish monarch of the House of Glücksburg.

    He became known as "the father-in-law of Europe", as his six children married into other royal houses; most current European monarchs are descended from him: King Harald V of Norway; Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Charles, Prince of Wales; Queen Sofía of Spain and Constantine II of Greece (the former and last King of the Hellenes) are all descendants of Christian IX.
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