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Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1961
Period: George V
Year: 1934
Silversmith: S.J. Rose & Son
Place: London
Price: $ 260.00
Weight: 43 grams
Dimensions: 6.5 cm * 4.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, hinge and clasp in full working order, snug closure

Description: A Royal Navy Sterling silver matchbook case, designed to hold the cardboard folder containing 2 rows of matches. The case is engine turned, with an applied Royal Naval Crown on the lid, the interior is gilded and has 2 wings for holding the matchbook in place. It is great quality, and has a lovely feel in the hand, with the engine turning giving a pleasing grip. The hallmarks are clear, both on the lid and the base, and the base rim is also engraved "Gieves Ltd London" , for the London retailer. Gieves (now Gieves & Hawkes) is a prestigious Savile Row Tailor, established in 1771, they hold numerous Royal Warrants, including the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales. They have long served the British Army, Royal Navy and the Royal family, clients include Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, Churchill and Charlie Chaplin. More recent clients include David Beckham, Bill Clinton and the Braun Formula 1 team (source wikipedia).
Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Royal Navy Sterling Silver crown

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Engine turned matchbook case, gieves

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
S J Rose & Son, london silver hallmarks

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Gieves Ltd London silver case

Royal Navy Sterling Silver Matchbook Case - Gieves Ltd. London
Royal Navy silver case, matches

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