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The surface of box is plain and unembellished.
This 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.
Not measurable as this box is lined.
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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.
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Date: Circa 1930
|Height||4.10 cm||(1.61 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear