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Perfume holder circa 1870 - 1875

Gold, rubies and emeralds | 9.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm (parts .a and .b together) | RCIN 11479

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This perfume holder is designed to store solid perfume. A Gujarati inscription on the lower tray is obscured from view by the upper tray and bottle, suggesting they were made separately but attached later to create a more impressive gift for the Prince of Wales.
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    Indian (nationality)

  • 9.0 x 12.0 x 10.0 cm (parts .a and .b together)

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  • Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Banesinhji Jaswantsinhji, Raj Sahib of Wankaner.

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