A FANTASTIC INVESTMENT PIECE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTORS OF ANTIQUE SILVER. The silversmith work to this piece is phenomenal along with its design and dimensions, the measurements being, 50 cm in length, has a width of, 33 cm and a fantastic weight of 1,675 grams all in gleaming Britannia silver, absolutely wonderful. This simply fabulous piece of Britannia silver was designed and commissioned in 1898 by the then PRINCE OF WALES, who later became KING EDWARD VII OF ENGLAND in 1901. The Prince of Wales at the time was a huge supporter of THE SMITHFIELD CLUB IN LONDON who dealt with all livestock coming into London and more famously known today as SMITHFIELDS MARKET. It was announced in 1897 by Sir Walter Gilbey that H.
H the Prince of Wales was to become its honorary President for the Smithfields Club Centenary show in 1898 and having accepted, looked to design and commission a piece to mark his presidency for the 100 year celebration. This stunning and highly decorated piece was presented to a prominent Scottish Conservative & Unionist party politician who was made a Baronet in 1897 by Queen Victoria in her diamond jubilee year celebrations and was also the chairman of the party who's name was. SIR JOHN GILMOUR BART and who also served as Lieutenant Colonel to the Fife Light Horse Regiment. A one off and quite remarkable piece of silver, simply stunning! PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES AS THIS IS OUR BEST MEANS.You never know what you might find! Please don't wait for a listing to finish hoping to get an item cheaper as it. Is not our policy to do so. All items we sell are antique, vintage, or collectables, and have had a previous life prior to arriving with us, so please expect age related wear & tear, and marking commensurate with an items, age, type and usage unless we state otherwise. Whilst we make every effort to describe an item accurately, opinions will vary, so please ask as many questions as you feel necessary to satisfy yourself with any item that we sell or have listed, this way there is no reason to mark us down on description should an issue arise.
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