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Gift Box - Princess Mary's Gift Box

From the Collection of Frankston RSL Sub Branch 183 Cranbourne Road Frankston Victoria

Description
A brass gift box with an embossed hinging lid which was presented to WW1 sailors and soldiers for Christmas 1914. The gift was at the initiative of HRH The Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary the daughter of the then King George V and Queen Mary.

This box is empty however the full story of the box and contents can be found at the following url < http://collections.iwm.org.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.994/setPaginate/No >
Size
128mm L x 84mm W x 28mm D
Object Registration
00028
Keywords
box, ww1, brass, wwi, gift box, princess mary s gift box, present, christmas present
Inscriptions & Markings
The lid is embossed with the bust of HRH Princess Mary in a wreath with the letter "M" to either side and the following words "IMPERIUM BRITANNICUM" and "CHRISTMAS 1914" and has the country names "FRANCE", "BELGIUM", "JAPAN", "RUSSIA", MONTENEGRO" and "SERVIA".
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM