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Couple being married in front of a crowd of dignitaries
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Cigarette case

before 1896

RCIN 4058

Mounted with the diamond-set imperial double-headed eagle, this case is enamelled in the guilloché technique, copying French eighteenth-century prototypes. The surface metal has been engraved with a pattern to which layers of coloured enamel are applied.

Purchased by Queen Mary in 1928 and given to King George V

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