Preview of the first image of Cigar case - .925 silver - Edward Smith - England - 1845.

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Made in Birmingham, 1845
Maker : Edward Smith
Fully hallmarked.

Case has an inscription ' James Forbes Leith, From his Sister, 10th December 1853 '

Approx Dimensions -
Size : 12.5 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm
Weight : 112 grams

Forbes Leigh of Whitehaugh, the name of an Aberdeenshire family, descended from Sir John Forbes, 3d son of Sir John Forbes of that ilk, appointed in the fifth year of Robert III., justiciary of Aberdeen, and coroner of the county. Sir John, the son, was ancestor of the houses of Tolquhon, Foveran, Watterton, Culloden, &c. From an elder brother, Sir William Forbes, came the house of Pitsligo, and from a younger, Alexander, descended the house of Brux. The branThe 2d son, James John Forbes Leith, succeeded his father in Whitehaugh. In 1798 he went out to India, and joined the Company’s service in the rank of lieutenant. With the exception of a short visit to Britain in 1814-15, he continued in active service till 1826, when he retired, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, having been present at the taking of Digh, and all the other actions in which his regiment was engaged.

Condition : Surface wear on the exterior from general usage, fantastic interior condition, overall excellent and pleasant condition, please see pictures for a better judgement of the items condition.

Item will be securely packaged and sent off via tracked and insured post within two to three working days. 43701567

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