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Number game belonging to King George V

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Games by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: King George V
Provenance: Aird, Dr Samuel

Object details:

Object ID AAB0058
Description A number game. A shallow square tray containing sixteen numbered wooden blocks. A typescript in the base of the tray reads: 'This game was played with by KING GEORGE V when he was a midshipman owing to the training ship breaking down in some way, the Prince was transferred to the Cathay, my father Dr Samuel Aird was ship's doctor, The Prince was very seasick, he was allowed a light in his cabin and my father used to play this game with him and kept it as a memento.'
Date made circa 1880

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood
Measurements Overall: 14 mm x 89 mm x 89 in
  • Number game belonging to King George V (AAB0058)
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