London, South Kensington
26 November 2003
A George VI Commemorative Silver Ashtray
Mark of Edward Barnard & Sons, London, 1936, designed by James Warwick
the circular section dish with a central leopard motif, the rim engraved with a commemorative inscription and with line motifs; TOGETHER WITH: a silver-mounted pottery inkwell, cover deficient, Mark of Liberty, Birmingham, 1900; and a silver jam spoon, Mark of the Guild of Handicraft, London, 1942 - the dish 12.5cm. (4 7/8in.) diameter, 6.5oz. weighable silver.
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An example of the commemorative dish with the mark of R.C. Comyns from the Collection of the Goldsmiths' Company is illustrated in Treasures of the 20th Century, page 54.
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