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Boer War Gentleman in Khaki Silver Sugar Tongs - Justitia Souvenir     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11174
Period: Victorian
Year: 1899
Silversmith: George Jackson & David Fullerton
Place: London
Price: $ 280.00
Weight: 19 grams
Dimensions: 9 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A Boer War silver Gentleman in Khaki (originally Kharki) sugar tongs, made in 1899 to support fundraising for the 2nd Anglo Boer War. The tongs have the cast image on both arms, the "Gentleman in Khaki beneath crown, with "JUSTITIA" above and "Souvenir" below. The tongs are not engraved. The hallmarks for London 1899 are clear, with makers mark GJ over DF for George Jackson and David Fullerton of Josiah Williams & Co of Bristol, one of the leading flatware manufacturers of the period. The Gentleman in Khaki, wounded but defiant, stands stalwart against the foe, with his head bandaged, this image by Richard Caton Woodville became associated with Kipling's Absent Minded Beggar poem, written for the Daily Mail to raise funds for the war fund (described as unprecedently successful, raising over GBP 250000).
Boer War Gentleman in Khaki Silver Sugar Tongs - Justitia Souvenir
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