His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor & King of Prussia with his wife, Her Imperial and Royal Majesty, Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, German Empress & Queen of Prussia, and daughter, Her Royal Highness, Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia
Wilhelm I, born March 22, 1797,also known as Wilhelm the Great of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (1861–1888) and the first German Emperor (1871–1888). Under the leadership of Wilhelm and his prime minister Otto von Bismarck, Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire.
This unique snuffbox was created in 1770 from 3,ooo diamonds and gold and belonged to King of Prussia Frederick the Great. Empress Alexandra, wife of Nikolay II also owned it until 1917. The next owner was Queen Mary, grandmother of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.