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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

Indian

Perfume holder 1870-75

RCIN 11316

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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This gold cup was probably used to store solid perfume called attar, which formed part of ceremonies to welcome visitors at court. The top of the lid is in the form of a coniferous fruit.

It was presented to Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875–76.