Price

£32000.00

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The Only Known Surviving Piece of Royal Wedding Cake From The Prince & Princess of Wales's Marriage in 1863.
Housed under glass in an 18ct Gilt Metal Casket.
Circa 1863.
Height 1.5" (4cm); Width 1.75" (4.5cm).

Engraved
A PIECE OF THE PRINCE & PRINCESS'S OF WALES'S WEDDING CAKE
10th March 1863

Presented to:
Mr W.S. CHARLES
by Lady Edward Cust

The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, was the eldest son of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert
becoming King, in 1901, of the United Kingdom, British Dominions & Emperor of India (Edward VII) and married Alexandra of Denmark (Queen Alexandra).

Lady Cust's husband Sir Edward Cust was Master of Ceremonies for the wedding.

At this point in time I have no idea who Mr W.S. Charles is; presumably he must have done something special to help with the wedding, but probably not invited.

Hence this beautiful little box being specially commissioned for him by Lady Cust as a keepsake to commemorate this Royal event.

There are no maker's marks on this 18ct gilt metal box, but I have no doubt it was made by the Royal goldsmiths Garrards.

The piece of cake still easily resembles traditional fruit cake, to the degree it looks like it could be edible!

An amazing and wonderful very rare beautiful little box.
Without damage or repair.

Dimensions

Height 1.5" (4cm); Width 1.75" (4.5cm)

Price

£32000.00

Condition report

Without damage or repair

Stock number

T019

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