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1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor
  • 1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor

1911 Sterling Silver n Tortoiseshell Box Named to Lord Mayor

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£350.00


Product Description

A very fine George V Sterling silver and silver inlaid tortoiseshell Trinket Box in very good condition.

The box stands on 4 legs and the lid has the heraldic coat of arms of the London Company of Cutlers. The inside of the box is lined in silk. The silver is hallmarked Sterling (925) with the London Assay Office and dated 1911. The maker’s mark is that of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd of Regent St, London. There is also an engraved dedication: '1911 MASTER SIR WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN BART.’. Nice piece of London Guilds’ history.

Alderman Sir Walter Vaughan Morgan Bt. (1831-1916) was Lord Mayor 1905-1906. He became a Master of the Cutler’s Company in 1911. He was also a liveryman of the Loriners’ Company in. The son of an old established family of wool staplers in Wales. On leaving school he embarked on a career in banking and with his brothers founded the well-known firm of Morgan Brothers. He was elected Alderman for Cordwainer Ward in 1892 and had a distinguished civic career. He was noted for his generosity to charities and gave particularly long and valuable service to Christ’s Hospital where he held the position of Treasurer.

The Cutlers’ Company is one of the most ancient of the City of London livery companies and received its first Royal Charter from Henry V in 1416. Its origins are to be found among the cutlers working in the medieval City of London in the vicinity of Cheapside. As was the case with the other trade guilds of the day, its function was to protect the interests of its members, to attend to their welfare, and to ensure that high standards of quality were maintained. Their business was producing and trading in knives, swords, and other implements with a cutting edge. Over time the emphasis shifted from implements of war to cutlery and other domestic wares such as razors and scissors.

Size: 7.2 x 7.8 x 4 cm (2 13/16 x 3 1/16 x 1 9/16 inches)
Weight: 115 g

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