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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Handled Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian- Boxed

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and ivory handled presentation trowel – boxed; an addition to our diverse silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Handled Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian- Boxed
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Ivory Handled Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian- Boxed

Description


This fine antique Victorian presentation sterling silver and ivory trowel has a rounded triangular shaped blade.


The blade is embellished with bright cut engraved scroll and leaf decoration incorporating garlands, scallop borders and oval bordered fruiting motifs.


The anterior face of this Victorian trowel is further ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved presentation inscription:


'Presented to Mrs John Coomer, on laying the foundation stone of the new Wesleyan Methodist School & Mission Chapel at Edge Lane, July 7th 1883'*


The reverse of the blade is plain and unembellished.


The trowel is fitted with an impressive carved ivory handle and embellished with an acanthus leaf decorated bolster with a bead decorated collet.


The ferrule is ornamented with an embossed repeating trefoil design.


* Note: There is a strong probability this relates to the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Lancashire.


Date: 1883

Condition


This impressive antique presentation trowel is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The box is in excellent condition, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the blade are all very clear.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 33cm/13 "

Width of trowel 9cm/3.6"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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