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AUC#60 - Lot 230 : Silver
Princely States of India

Bhavnagar State, Royal Ashtray of Jadeja King of Bhavnagar State of Gujarat, German Silver, 107.21 g, 100 mm width x 100 cm. height x 25 mm depth, early 20th century. With a handle at the centre to left it and cavity around for the ashes. The customized ashtray has a Coat of Arms of the State engraved on the side of the bowl near the central handle, having two crowned lions supporting the Royal Shield in the centre, surmounted by a ship and motto of the State in Sanskrit, reading in Nagari script, Manushya Yatna; Ishwara Krupa (Human effort bestows Divine Favour). Hallmarked on reverse. Embossed logo on the back side of the ashtray reads in English, TRIPLE / DEPOSIT / MAPPIN & WEBB'S / PRINCE'S PLATE / LONDON & SHEFFIELD and sign of Sterling Pound in a shield (for the year of manufacture and metal content), and a number engraved in the last line, W 20445.) In original lustre and hardly used, Exceedingly Rare and hardly found in any rich collection.

Estimate : ₹. 15000 - 30000

Realized Value 40000

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