King´s Edward VIII silver cigar case
Cigar case, silver 925/1000 and gold 585/1000, London, year 1913, master jeweller Alfred Clark, jeweller's label A.C., hallmark, made for the King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972), king of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication 11 December 1936. Cigarette case is made of silver and fitted with the gold coat of arms of Edward VIII with an inscription: Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, authentic leather coated case, marked Clark 33 New Bond Street and with Edward's VIII coat of arms, slightly damaged, overall size of the cigar case 14 x 8,5 x 2 cm, weight 246,61g, leather coated case size 17 x 12 x 3,5 cm.
Provenance: Comes from the collection of Canadian politician William Earl Rowe (1894 – 1984), then from the collection of his doughter, also a famous politician Jean Casselman Rowe Wadds (1920 – 2011).
Alfred Clark was a jeweller, who worked for the king Edward VII and queen Alexandra. He began to work at the beginning of the 80's years of the 19th century at 20 Old Bond Street and had moved to 33 New Bond Street in 1903. More information on him is available in The Directory of Gold a Silverversmiths, John Culme, Woodbridge, 1987, Vol I., page 85.
Tentative estimated price (EUR): 6 000 - 8 000
Tentative Starting price (EUR): 3 200