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Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own) - An Officer’s Pouch Flap Box, 1930
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Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own) - An Officer’s Pouch Flap Box, 1930

Measurements: 7cm (3in) x 18cm (9in) x 6cm (2.5in)

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Silver flap by applied with the crowned VR cypher of Queen Victoria overlaid with the Prince of Wales’s feathers badge of the Wiltshire Yeomanry, adapted, as the hinged lid of a cedar lined table top table cigarette box by the Military Department of the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd., 112, Regent Street, London W1. Hallmarked London 1930. The interior of the lid gilt and inscribed ‘Tom from Mother / Xmas 1930’.

Originally shoulder belt pouches were worn at the back and contained ammunition for carbines, the firearm of the cavalry. By the end of the 19th century their use was ceremonial, and given their decorative appearance some examples were converted for domestic use, often as the lids for boxes, as in the present case.
 

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