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Antique George V Sterling Silver Ceremonial/Presentation Key
Offered by AC Silver
Each side of the shaped bow/terminal to the key is embellished with a pierced scrolling decoration accented with scrolling leaf and bead ornamentation to the lower portion.
The shaped cartouche to the anterior surface of the key bears the engraved inscription 'Presented to Alderman Gilbert Oliver J.P. to commemorate the opening of the Holy Jesus Hospital, Newcastle, Oct 8th 1937'.
The reverse surface of the bow is vacant.
The plain cylindrical shaft is encircled with bead decoration and plain knops.
This impressive key terminates with a plain cylindrical tip and decorative geometrically cut bit.
The key retains the original gilding.
The key is fitted to the original hinged leatherette presentation box with satin and velvet lined interior, securing with a push fit catch.
The interior of the box bears the retailer's mark 'Watchmakers to the Admiralty, EstD 1870, Grant & Son, Goldsmiths & Diamond Merchants, North Shields, South Shields, Jarrow-on-Tyne, Sunderland, Carlisle'.
Width of bow 3cm/1.2"
Depth of bow 1.2cm/0.5"
1.6 troy ounces/49.9g
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The original gilding has wear in keeping with age and handling.
The 20x magnification of the camera lens increases the appearance of natural black marks and blemishes to the detailing, which visually is not noticeable to the naked eye.
Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the key are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Origin: Birmingham, England
|Height||10.00 cm||(3.94 inches)|
|Width||3.00 cm||(1.18 inches)|
|Depth||1.20 cm||(0.47 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear