An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926

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Lot 380
An Important George V 18K yellow gold London Freedom Casket
by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1926

Sold for US$ 68,750 inc. premium
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An Important George V 18K yellow gold London Freedom Casket
by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield, 1926
Of coffer form, the hinged lid surmounted with Britannia holding a shield with the Union Flag before a lion, over a dedication inscription to Walter S. Monroe dated 19th November 1926, the case inset with enamel plaques of St. Paul's Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Royal Exchange, Central Criminal Court of England and Wales 'Old Bailey' and Tower Bridge, center verso applied with the coat-of-arms and motto of Newfoundland and Labrador, the ends mounted with the crest and motto of the City of London, lined with cream satin and enclosing a red leather-mounted scroll recording Monroe's admission as an Honorary Freeman of London, raised on acanthus-headed claw and pad feet, height 8in (20.25cm); width 11in (28cm); depth 5in (12.75cm); gross weight of casket approximately 43oz troy (1337.5gms).

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  • photo:
    George V and his Prime Ministers at the 1926 Imperial Conference. George V (seated, centre) with Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin (seated left), Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King (seated, right). Standing (left to right) Rt. Hon. Walter Stanley Monroe, Rt. Hon. Gordon Coates, Rt. Hon. Stanley Bruce, Rt. Hon. J. B. M. Hertzog and W.T. Cosgrave.

    Walter Stanley Monroe was born in Ireland in 1871. He emigrated to Newfoundland in 1888 to join relatives. After a successful career in business he went into public service and became the 8th Prime Minister of Newfoundland. His tenure saw the settlement of the Labrador boundary dispute with Quebec in 1927. After serving time in office Monroe returned to his business concerns. He died in 1952.

    Monroe participated in the 1926 Imperial Conference which brought together the prime ministers of the dominions of the British Empire and their cabinets. The meeting was held from 19 October to 22 November 1926. It was during this period that Monroe was presented with the Freedom of the City of London. The conference was significant in that it produced the Balfour Declaration which stated that all dominions were sovereign and not subordinate to the United Kingdom.
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An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
An Important George V  18K yellow gold  London Freedom Casket by Mappin & Webb, Sheffield,  1926
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