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Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver presentation trowel; an addition to our diverse silverware collection

SKU: W9657
Price: £1,495.00
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Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian
Sterling Silver Presentation Trowel - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver presentation trowel has a rounded triangle shaped blade.


The anterior face of the blade is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved stylised scrolling leaf designs incorporating the bordered contemporary engraved presentation inscription:


‘Presented by the building committee to C.S Hannington, Esq on the occasion of his laying the memorial stone of the St Luke’s Sunday and week day schools. Nov 14th 1864.’


The reverse of the blade is plain and unembellished.


The trowel retains the original exceptional handle embellished with fine and impressive chased bead, scroll and leaf ornamentation on a matt background with a bead decorated coronet style terminal.


The decoration to the handle incorporates vacant shaped cartouches to either side.


The bolster of the handle is embellished with an exceptional bordered chased decorated interlacing leaf design leading from a scroll and shell style ornamentation.


Date: 1864

Condition


This antique presentation trowel is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the blade and to the handle are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 36.5cm/14.4"

Length of blade 21.4cm/8.4"

Width of blade 11cm/4.3"


 
 
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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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