DescriptionVictorian Silver-gilt Presentation Snuffbox
Marked William Summers, London, 1868 WS N
Rectangular, of shaped outline, applied with a star of the order of the Queen's Own Light Infantry Militia below Royal British crown, in retailer's box with silver plaque engraved with dedication inscription (by Prince Arthur of Britain)
Queen Victoria's favorite son, Prince Arthur William Patrick of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha (1850-1942) was created Duke of Connaught and Strathearn in 1874. He had a distinguished military career, rising to Field Marshal in 1902, and served as Governor-General of Canada from 1911 to 1916.
Presented by Prince Arthur of Great Britain to the officers of the Queen's Own Light Infantry Militia, 1869.
Purchased at Asprey & Garrard's, London
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