Princess Mary's Christmas Gift, 1914

Production date
1914

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Description
'Princess Mary's Christmas Gift, 1914' known as 'Princess Mary's Gift Box.' Box is made from brass and is embossed with an image of Princess Mary in profile; the wording 'Christmas 1914' and 'Imperium Britannicum;' and the names of allied countries.
Collection Type
Objects
History
These boxes were distributed to all British and Imperial forces as well as the various army nursing services, Christmas 1914. The box would originally have contained one ounce of pipe tobacco, twenty cigarettes, a pipe, a tinder lighter, Christmas card and photograph (none of which survive). This box belonged to F A Jones.
Inscription
English
Catalogue Number
1055/29
Associated Person and Role
Mary Lascelles (b.1897, d.1965)

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