Lord Burghley A silver box with gold panel, engraved with the Mexico Games motif
Lot 35
A silver box awarded to Lord Burghley A silver box with gold panel, engraved with the Mexico Games motif
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
Auction Details
1968 Mexico Olympics silver and gold box - Lord Burghley
Lot Details
A silver box awarded to Lord Burghley
A silver box with gold panel, engraved with the Mexico Games motif, approx. 160 x 120 x 32mm., panel 48gms., 18k, silver box 469gms.,

Footnotes

  • Lord Burghley, David George Brownlow Cecil (1905 – 1981), was an English athlete, sports official and Conservative Party politician. He won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

    This box was presented to Lord Burghley at the 1968 Olympic Games for his membership of the International Olympic Committee, later presented to the vendor as a leaving gift by Lady Victoria Leatham of Burghley House Stamford. The lot includes a letter of authenticity signed by the vendor.
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