RARE C.1895 BRASS "PRINCE OF WALES' CACHOU" DISPENSER.
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Royal: Pre 1900: Item # 626979
|KING EDWARD VII (WHILE STILL PRINCE OF WALES) MEMORABILIA. A RARE VICTORIAN BRASS MINT OR LOZENGE DISPENSER - "THE PRINCE OF WALES' CACHOU AROMATISE". London: R. LETCHFORD & CO., circa 1895. A brass container for holding and dispensing small cachous, mints, lozenges, or comfits. The lid features an embossed design of the Prince of Wales' feathers. The base features an embossed design of the British Coat Of Arms with a Lion to the left and Unicorn to the right and surmounting a triangular area lettered: THE PRINCE OF WALES' CACHOU AROMATISE COPYRIGHT TITLE. Also lettered R. LETCHFORD & CO. LONDON. Further lettering encircles the base: THE PATENT CACHOU BOX PRESENTS AN OPENING IN THE SIDE BY TURNING THE BOX ROUND. Please see enlargements 4,5, and 6 showing the opening in three phases (i.e. open, partly open, and closed). The Prince of Wales (here referred to) is, of course, Queen Victoria's son who was crowned KING EDWARD VII in 1902 following Victoria's death in 1901. This very rare and unusual item is in perfect condition. It measures 1 5/8 inches in diameter with a depth of 3/8 inches.|