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A jewelled gold Imperial presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1865. Estimation 8,00012,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s

of cartouche form, the lid with the later crowned cypher of Archduchess Maria-Theresia on a sablé ground, within a rose-cut diamond frame, further applied with six large rose-cut diamonds on a sablé ground chased in relief with leafy scrollwork, the sides and base engraved with scrolls and flowers, the interior of the lid inscribed: Maria Theresia, Austrian import mark, the rim numbered: [3] [6] 71? – 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in wide

PROVENANCE: Christie’s Geneva, 30 November 1982, lot 321

Notes: The cypher is probably that of Princess Maria Theresia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867-1909). She married in 1899 Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern (1864-1927).

Sotheby’s. Of Royal and Noble Descent Londres, 24 févr. 2015, 10:30 AM