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A How & Milne Silver Ceremonial Chain, set with emeralds, fire opals and opals, the central heart-shaped medallion with pierced, chased and repoussé figurative decoration illustrating the Art of Giving, with an elaborate set pediment of laurel leaves and pierced inscription Eager Heart, 1907, the further seven square medallions with similar repoussé and pierced decoration, on an elaborate linked chain with Celtic knots and foliage, the reverse of central medallion with inscription, To the Glory of God in the Service of Life, In Memoriam E.F and Presented by the First Prologue 1904 - to the Company of Eager Heart 1907, makers' marks

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A How & Milne Silver Ceremonial Chain, set with emeralds, fire opals and opals, the central heart-shaped medallion with pierced, chased and repoussé figurative decoration illustrating the Art of Giving, with an elaborate set pediment of laurel leaves and pierced inscription Eager Heart, 1907, the further seven square medallions with similar repoussé and pierced decoration, on an elaborate linked chain with Celtic knots and foliage, the reverse of central medallion with inscription, To the Glory of God in the Service of Life, In Memoriam E.F and Presented by the First Prologue 1904 - to the Company of Eager Heart 1907, makers' marks

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Frances Thalia How and Jean Milne registered their makers' mark with the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Hall on 26th July 1907. Their premises were then recorded at 72 Pembroke Walk, Pembroke Square, Earls Court
See: John Culme, The Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, Jewellers and Allied Traders, 1838 -1914, London 1987, p.240, ref.7541
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