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12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers - Officer’s Silver Table Top Box, 1889
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12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers - Officer’s Silver Table Top Box, 1889

Measurements: 18cm (7in) x 7cm (2.75in) x 6.5cm (2.5in)



Silver pouch flap applied with the Universal pattern crowned V[ictoria] R[egina] cypher as appropriate to the 12th Lancers later converted for use as a cedar lined table top silver table cigarette box by Howard James. Hallmarked Birmingham 1889. The front face of the lid engraved 'Captain Allen / XII Royal Lancers / 1859’.

Colonel Charles Jefferys Watson Allen (1832-1893), of Lyngford House, Taunton, co. Somerset, was a was a Justice of the Peace, High Sheriff of Somerset in 1884. He was also Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Somerset Rifle Volunteers, and was formerly a Captain in the Scots Greys (LG 31.12.1861), having served previously in the 15th Regiment. He exchanged into the The 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers in 1859.