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The Trusty Servant Silver Bookmark - Winchester College
Reference: S1363
Period: George VI
Year: 1939
Silversmith: Barker Brothers
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 170.00
Weight: 13 grams
Dimensions: 6.4 cm
Condition: Excellent

Description: A silver figure depicting "The Trusty Servant" of Winchester College, one of the oldest and most prestigious of English public schools. The figure is well engraved, with lovely detail. A picture of the Trusty Servant hangs in the kitchen of Winchester College. The figure is dressed in Windsor uniform and wig, and has a pigs head, donkey ears, padlocked jaw, deers feet, sword and collection of household implements. These refer to "desirable attributes of a servant", padlocked jaw (to keep secrets), stags feet (swift errands), household implements (to work hard) and sword (to protect master). We are not sure what the figure was intended for (it has no stand or attachments), but is probably intended as a bookmark, or could be added to a trophy or adapted as menu holder.
The Trusty Servant Silver Bookmark - Winchester College
Trusty Servant

The Trusty Servant Silver Bookmark - Winchester College
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The Trusty Servant Silver Bookmark - Winchester College
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The Trusty Servant Silver Bookmark - Winchester College
The Trusty Servant at Winchester College

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