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Presentation Trowel

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1982M224
Collection:Applied Art - Silver
Date:1883 - 1884

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Elkington & Co Ltd - View history

Notes

This ceremonial trowel is typical of the type of presentation objects made by Elkington's in the later 19th century. It is made of silver, not electro-plated, with an ivory handle. It was presented to Miss Frances Mary Collier on the occasion of her laying a memorial stone of the Wesleyan Agnes Cheadle Home in 1883.

Presented by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, 1982.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Engraved silver and ivory
Material(s):Ivory
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Dimensions

Height:23.2 cm