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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.
Length of blade 21.4cm/8.4"
Width of blade 11cm/4.3"
12.6 troy ounce/393g
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The chased decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear