norwegian vesta case

Contributed by clinton roddis

norwegian vesta case

this object was made to commemorate the coronation of king haakon and queen maud of norway. it was originally presented to sir henry knollys, at the time secretary to k. haakon. after sir henry's death, his widow, lady flora, married my great uncle, arthur philipps [real name griffiths], who was regarded in our family at the time as something of a philanderer and confidence trickster. he always claimed to be an illegitemate heir to the title of marquis of milford haven; thus the adopted name of philipps.

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