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Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1745
Period: George V
Year: 1913
Silversmith: Elkington & Company
Place: Birmingham
Price: R 11 000.00
Weight: 265 grams
Dimensions: 19.3 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, no dents, original feet with no damage or repairs.

Description: An interesting commemorative silver card tray (or small salver), with the traditional pie crust border of moulded shells and scrolls, made by Elkington. The tray has 3 cast feet, the traditional dragon claw on pearl, with lovely detail. The tray is very good quality, as you would expect of Elkington, quite heavy to hold. The tray is engraved "MEMENTO of ABERYSWYTH LIFEBOAT. ALFRED G.T. SMITH (Volunteer) Member of Crew. GALE of SEPTEMBER 26th 1899. (Unsuccessful Search) 1.20. A.M TO 8.0. A.M." Note incorrect spelling of Aberystwyth, I guess an easy mistake if you are not Welsh. Aberystwyth is a historic Welsh market town, now a University town and tourist destination, but previously an important Atlantic gateway. The Aberystwyth lifeboat station was established in 1861, it still operates today.
Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Aberystwyth Lifeboat silver salver - Alfred Smith, Gale 1899

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
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Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Piecrust border silver salver

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Dragon claw on pearl silver foot

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Back of silver salver

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Birmingham silver hallmarks, Elkington

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Elkington & Co silver salver

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Aberystwyth lifeboat silver - scale

Commemorative Silver Salver - Aberyswyth Lifeboat, Alfred Smith, Gale September 26th 1899
Aberystwyth lifeboat circa 1900l - Is Alfred Smith in picture?

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