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Silver teapot with lid with a monogram of Mary Queen of Hanover Princess of Saxe-Altenburg Ernst Friedrich Kemnis, Germany, mid-XIX century.
A very fine round-shaped smooth body, engraved with a monogram under the crown "MR", on scroll feet, and with a carved bone handle. Silver, cast, engraved, mounted, bone Hallmarks: 12 lot standard, master "Kemnis". Height 13.6 cm; width-15.5 cm; weight 395 g. Provenance: Sotheby's, Munich, 05-15.10.2005 Property from the royal house of Hanover Mary Queen of Hanover Princess of Saxe-Altenburg (1818-1907) married George V King of Hanover on 18 November 1843. She was the eldest daughter of Joseph, Duke of Saxe –Altenburg: her full name being Alexandrine Mary Wilhelmine Catharine Charlotte Therese Henriette Louise Pauline Elisabeth Frederica Georgina. Her first-born son Ernest Augustus (1845-1923) succeeded his blind father as Head of the Royal House of Hanover. She died at Gmunden, Austria and was buried there, whereas her husband was laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1878.