Twin Port Decanters with Paschal Lambs.


Presented to 1st Battalion the Queen’s Royal Regt 1875.

These pieces are amongst the most delicate and ornate of any held in the Officers’ Mess. They consist of twin pairs of claret decanters with chased silver mounts to the neck with animals and female masks. Model paschal lamb stoppers adorn the tops, with supporting silver bases in the form of 3 sphinxes – indicating the inherited battle honour from the Queen’s of Egypt which underpins all others on the Regimental Colour. The main bodies consist of etched glass bodies engraved with Regimental insignia, bows, floral and leaf patterns. These decanters are used for the ceremony of passing the port at Regimental Dinners and were originally presented to the Officers' Mess of The Queen's Royal (West Surrey) Regiment.

The inscription reads, “Presented to 1st Battalion the Queen’s Royal Regiment 1875.”