8011
Victorian Presentation Shovel

Date: 1884

Maker: Sibray, Hall & Co

Country: England

Stock Number: 8011

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Superb quality antique silver commemorative shovel with carved mahogany handle. Very interesting railway inscription. The decorative silver mounts have intricate engraved borders and deeply chased decoration with flowers and leaves. Length 88 cms. Width 19 cms. London 1884. Maker Sibray, Hall & Co. The handle with silver mount, part marked, probably Birmingham 1888. Maker Hall & Co

Literature: A presentation trowel was traditionally given to commemorate laying the foundation stone of a building. It should bear an inscription with the name of the dignitary laying the stone, the building and the date of commencement (or completion) of the project. Special examples can sometimes have an engraved representation of the building. On rare occasions a life size presentation shovel was given to commemorate "the turning of the first sod".

Signed/Inscribed: Inscription - Foreign Cattle Market - This spade was used by Thomas Briggs Esq - Chairman of the Cattle Markets Committee of the Corporation of London - in turning the first sod for the New Railway 13th December 1898 Sir John Wolfe Barry KCB FRS engineer J. Strachan contractor

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