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Arts and Crafts Commemorative Silver Bowl - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Reference: S1359
Period: George V
Year: 1914
Silversmith: Ethel Mary Ventress
Place: London
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 41 grams
Dimensions: 7.8 cm diameter, 1.8 cm height
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A silver bowl bearing the crest of The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, complete with motto "Celer et Audax" (Swift and Bold). The bowl (or possibly ashtray, although we cannot imagine putting ash into such a lovely bowl) is well made, in Arts and Crafts style with hand hammered marks giving lovely texture. The crest is detailed, and has the initials EMV of the silversmith. The date 1914 is significant, being the start of the "Great War", now known as World War I, so was probably made to commemorate the departure of the Corps to the Western Front. The Corps, known today as the "Green Jackets", was expanded to 22 battalions during the war. As riflemen, they were in the thick of trench warfare, and earned 8 Victoria Crosses, but paid the price with the loss of 12824 men.
Arts and Crafts Commemorative Silver Bowl - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Kings Royal Rifle Corps

Arts and Crafts Commemorative Silver Bowl - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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Arts and Crafts Commemorative Silver Bowl - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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Arts and Crafts Commemorative Silver Bowl - The Kings Royal Rifle Corps
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