English Silver Cigar Box Modeled as Tank

Robert Garrard
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reference number: ES_016

1979

silver

length: 30 cm; width: 11 cm

maker’s mark: RG (script)

assay mark of London

With swivel top and mobile barrel, hinged top lifts to reveal two cedarwood-lined compartments.

 

The Chieftain was the main British battle tank from the 1960’s through to the 1980’s, a development of its predecessor, the Centurion tank, it was introduced in 1966 and at that time had the most effective armour and most powerful main gun of any tank yet made. It was popular with several Middle eastern countries.

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