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Maharani of Cooch Behar Tent Pegging Prize, 1892
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Maharani of Cooch Behar Tent Pegging Prize, 1892

Measurements: 9.3cm (3.7in) x 5.8cm (2.3in)

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Silver. Cigarette case of rounded rectangular form. The hinged lid inscribed ‘Tent Pegging Prize /Won by / C.W. Thomas / Presented by / H.H. The Maharani of / Cooch Behar’. Gilt interior. Maker’s mark of George Brace. Hallmarked London 1892.

Suniti Devi, C.I.E., Maharani of Cooch Behar (1864–1932) married Nripendra Narayan (1863-1911), the Maharaja of Cooch Behar in 1878, at fourteen years of age. An educationalist, she became in 1878 the first Indian woman to be awarded a Companion of the Indian Empire. She attended the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria in 1898 and Delhi Durbar of 1911 with the Maharaja of Cooch Behar.
 

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