‘Duke of Kent dragon table lighter’, 1934
Price Code: SOLD
A magnificent and unique Sterling silver table cigar lighter in the form of a dragon passant, his detachable head forming the wick holder, the base engraved with regimental badge (The Royal east Kent Regiment, known as ‘The Buffs’) and engraved ‘H.R.H. THE DUKE OF KENT FROM THE BUFFS 29TH NOVEMBER 1934’, marked on base, tow holders and covers, in original fitted presentation case. Hallmarked Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, London 1934.
Length: 10 inches (25 cms).
Commissioned by the Royal East Kent Regiment from the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company, London as a wedding gift to Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), on the occasion of his marriage on 29 November 1934.
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