Buffs cigarette box with Dragon.

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Wedding gift presented to the Colonel Sir Courtney Vyvian CBN CMG.

Although smoking is no longer a universal pursuit in the Officers’ Mess this piece remains an important one. This is largely due to the impressive Buffs (or Tudor) dragon that surmounts the spacious two lidded cigarette box. It was bequeathed to the Regiment from the estate of the Late Sir Courtney Vyvian and forms one of the more intricate, as well as Regimentally anchored, interest pieces within the 2nd Battalion Mess.

The inscription reads, “Presented to the Colonel Sir Courtney Vyvian CBN CMG by his brother Officers in the Buffs 1929.”