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Scottish Sterling Silver Nursery Christening Baby Plate - Edward & Sons, Glasgow - Mesopotamia, Fable     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11102
Period: George V
Year: 1931
Silversmith: Edward & Sons
Place: Glasgow
Price: $ 620.00
Weight: 307 grams
Dimensions: 17.0 cm diameter, 1.8 cm depth
Condition: Excellent. Does not appear to have been used.

Description: An interesting Scottish silver baby dish, engraved around the rim with 4 ancient scenes, possibly Mesopotamia, we are not sure of the significance. The dish is extremely good quality, it weighs over 300 grammes, and the engraving is lovely. The 4 panels are interspersed with 2 ladies heads, complete with earings, and 2 cartouches for engraved initials. The engraving contains armed soldiers with swords, shields, spears and bow and arrows, animals (some pulling carts and carriages), palm trees and a winged beast, hence our tentative description as Mesopotamian (all suggestions and assistance most welcome). As the engraving is on what we believe to be a baby dish (solid base, size etc), we believe it to be a Christening present, with the engraving from a fable or historically significant event (similar dishes of the period are engraved with nursery rhymes). The hallmarks are excellent, including Glasgow marks for 1931 and makers mark E&S for Edward and Sons, of Buchanan Street, Glasgow, they also had a London branch in Cheapside. The firm was established in 1838 by George Edward, they lasted 125 years until they were acquired by Mappin & Webb in 1963 (Culme, Directory of Gold & Silversmiths, page 136). They were a prestigious firm, they supplied the Freedom Casket awarded by the City of London to African explorer Stanley in 1887.
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