Queen Elizabeth II Sterling silver box by Garrard, 1969
Price Code: ££
Garrard & Co.
A rare Sterling silver box of outstanding quality, the body of the box has a striped etched detail, and the lid has an applied gold crowned cipher for HM Queen Elizabeth II and is edged with a raised floral border which is echoed around the base. The plain interior is lemon gilded. Stamped Garrard & Co, with London hallmarks for 1969, the box has its own bespoke red Morocco leather presentation case with gold EIIR cipher embossed to the silk and lid.
Length: 5 inches (13 cm)
Provenance: This box was presented by the Queen to her friend and cousin once removed, Lady Elizabeth Shakerley C.V.O (1941-2020), more widely known as Lady Elizabeth Anson, sister of photographer Patrick, Earl of Lichfield. From 1960, Lady Elizabeth served as the Queen’s party planner and arranged a number of events for the royal household and other high-society clients. Notable functions included Margaret Thatcher’s 70th birthday, a reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011, and the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
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