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Indian Colonial Silver Cigarette Box - Antique Circa 1930


A fine and impressive antique Indian Colonial 900 standard silver 'Albuhera' cigarette box; an addition to our diverse silver box collection

SKU A2509

This fine antique Indian Colonial silver cigarette box has a plain rectangular form.

The surface of this Indian silver box is plain and unembellished.

This antique Indian box is fitted with a hinged cover with an incurved thumbpiece to the front.

The cover is ornamented with fine and impressive applied decoration depicting components of the Middlesex Regiment's cap badge: '57'* amidst tied laurel beneath the Duke of Cambridge's cornet** and the wording 'Albuhera'.

The box has a cedar lined interior and a solid silver base; a solid silver base is a sign of quality.

* The 57th Regiment of Foot (West Middlesex) are otherwise known as the "Die-hards"; this was coined after the Commanding Officer Colonel William Inglis cried for his men to "Die hard the 57th, die hard' in the Battle of Albuhera in 1811.

** In 1920 the Duke of Cambridge's Own was re-named The Middlesex Regiment.

View the complete collection of smoking related silverware at AC Silver

Maker: Unknown

Origin: India

This Indian silver box is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

This fine example of antique silverware has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The applied decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the box are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.

Length 10.4cm/4.1"

Width 8.4cm/3.3"

Height 4.1cm/1.6"

Not measurable as this box is lined.

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