Princess Mary Christmas Box Royalty 1914

Princess Mary Christmas Box  Royalty 1914

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Princess Mary Christmas Box  Royalty 1914
Princess Mary Christmas Box  Royalty 1914
Princess Mary Christmas Box  Royalty 1914

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The Princess Mary Christmas Box 1914, In November 1914, an advertisement was placed in the national press inviting monetary contributions to a 'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund' which had been created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a 'gift from the nation'. The 'tin' itself was approximately 5" long by 3¼" wide by 1¼" deep with a double-skinned, hinged, lid. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the 'M' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words 'Imperium Britannicum' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words 'Christmas 1914', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. Lovely condition considering age, there is a age spot on the right hand side, but it is not a rust, no dents or rust, i did not clean it at all, it is original patina from age.

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  • Reference #
  • lal7612
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • during - 1914
  • Dimensions
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  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • excellent for age-see images

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