Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving. We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices. Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability.
We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector's world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel beautiful, meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest.The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. Fine antique solid silver imperial Russian cigarette case. With hinged compartment for matches, scraper and tinder wick, by. Probably given as a gift to him by his grandmother Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna.
The eldest son of King Constantine I and Sophia of Prussia. George followed his father into exile in 1917 following the National Schism.
While his younger brother Alexander. Constantine was restored to the throne in 1920 but was forced to abdicate two years later in the aftermath of the Greco-Turkish War. George acceded to the Greek throne, but after a failed royalist coup.
In October 1923 he was exiled to Romania with his wife Princess Elisabeth of Romania. Greece was proclaimed a republic in March 1924 and George was formally deposed and stripped of Greek nationality.
Greece was overrun following a German invasion. In April 1941, forcing George into his third exile.Before settling in London, where he headed the Greek government in exile. In April 1947 at the age of 56.
Having no children, he was succeeded by his younger brother, Paul. Size: 10 x 6 x 2 cm approx.
Photos form part of the description. The item "Antique Imperial Russian Greek Personal Silver Cigarette Case King George Greece" is in sale since Sunday, March 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Historical Memorabilia\Royalty Collectables". The seller is "bibelotslondon" and is located in London.This item can be shipped worldwide.