Description

    Royal Presentation Box Made for the Wedding of Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederick William
    German or English, 1858

    Oval, of brown tooled leather displaying the Coats of Arms of the German and British royal families below the German Imperial crown accented in gilt, on a hinge, opening to reveal a silver table medallion with similar decoration, the reverse with a bust of Queen Victoria within a beaded border, inset into a removable navy blue oval silk frame attached to a strut-box-4 3/8 in. wide; medallion-2 1/4 in. diam.

    Emperor Frederick III (b. 1831, r. 1888) of Germany married Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa (1840-1901), Princess Royal of Great Britain and eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace on January 25, 1858. The emperor died of cancer after reigning only ninety-nine days and was succeeded by his son, William II.

    Provenance:
    Purchased from The Armoury of St. James, London


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