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CASED SILVER GILT WINE EWER AND TWO MATCHING COBLETS PRESENTED TO AN OFFICER SERVING WITH THE 9TH LA
This beautiful set is produced in the easthetic style which was popular during the mid Victorian period.The silver hallmarked wine ewer and goblets are decorated in floral designs typical of the easthetic movement, the ewer is also engraved on the obverse side with military crossed Lances with cipher and Royal crown above and below 9 for the 9th Lancers, below this is a very attractive four line presentation inscription, SURGEON MAJOR ROBERT LEWER, FROM THE OFFICERS OF THE 9TH QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS, KABUL 1880.Silver hall marks for London 1868 & makers initials SS.The two matching silver gilt goblets are also engraved with floral decoration and also the design of the 9th Lancer, both also have matching silver hall marks.The ewer and goblets are contained in there original red leatherette presentation / carrying case, the case opens on two hinged doors, the interior is constructed in red silk and velvet and it is reassessed for the ewer and goblets, the interior has gold embossed retailers name, a silversmith on Oxford street London. The ewer and goblets are in near mint condition and still retaining most of there original gilt finish.The box shows light storage age to the exterior as you would expect, the door originally had two locking clips but one is now missing. A beautiful attractive set. [Condition: Near Mint]