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Cigar Case - Presented to Commander G.F. Dennis by Duke of Cornwall, Victoria, May 1901 Object Reg. No: HT 25687

Summary:
Cigar case presented to Commander G.F. Dennis by the Duke of Cornwall & York during his visit to Australia in May 1901 to open the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. Commander Dennis, Royal Navy, was stationed in Victoria at the time that the Royal Yacht Ophir was sailing for Colombo. Commander Dennis was instructed by the Admiralty to meet the Royal vessel there and sail it to Melbourne. The cigar case (and partner cigarette case) was presented to Commander Dennis prior to the Duke's leaving the Royal Yacht for the Queensland leg of his tour.
Description:
Presentation cigar case in leather with sterling silver trim and medallion bearing portraits of the Duke and Duchess in profile.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 146 mm (Height), 83 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Case - closed

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Tagged with: naval vessels, presentations, royal visits, royalty british, smoking accessories
Themes this item is part of: HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953), Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Federation
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Engraved: 'Presented to Commander G.F. Dennis By Their Royal Highnesses Duke and Duchess of York on their Visit to Australia May 1901'
Hallmarked: 'A C' and three further hallmarks
Stamped on outside of internal leather sleeve of the case: 'CLARK.20 OLD BOND ST
Presented To: Commander G Dennis - Royal Navy (RN), Victoria, Australia, May 1901
Presented By: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York, Victoria, Australia, 1901

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