An Artificers Guild silver ceremonial arts and crafts trowel
An Artificers Guild silver ceremonial arts and crafts trowel

EDWARD SPENCER (1873-1938)

An Artificers Guild silver ceremonial arts and crafts trowel

1911 England

Offered by The Peartree Collection

£4,950 gbp
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An exceptional silver trowel by Edward Spencer for the Artificers Guild from 1911 (unmarked). The original design is held at Goldsmiths Hall Library, London. The trowel blade is made of silver, inset with enamel. The handle is made of steel decorated with abalone (mother of pearl), ebony, and gold with a finial silver crown topped with an amethyst.

The trowel was made for the opening of a new wing of Aldershot Hospital in 1911. The enamel central section is augmented with the monogram ER for Eduardus Rex. The trowel is inscribed “The Aldershot Hospital, July 1911, King Edward VII ward”. The trowel appears in a contemporary article on the Aldershot Hospital opening ceremony published in the local Aldershot News, 1911.
Very good. One small area of enamel restored.
See article for the Silver Society Journal 2014 entitled “Silver ceremonial trowels” page 99.
Dimensions
Height 20.50 cm (8.07 inches)
Width 11.50 cm (4.53 inches)
Weight 206.00g (6.62oz t)
Stock Code
A47
Medium
Sterling silver, enamel.abalone, gold, amethyst, ebony, steeel
Signed/Inscribed
Not hallmarked, inscribed with date and ceremony
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