Browse Items (57 total)

  • Collection: Civic Silver and gifts

Display Cloth

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The cloth was specially made to cover tables on which the Town Silver was to be displayed when on public exhibit. It is of semicircular design and made from very heavy linen. It is royal blue in colour, this colour being chosen as it best enhances…

Drinks Tray

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A large silver plated drinks tray of circular form, with everted sides, elaborate gadrooned decoration and flat chased Arabesque centre.Inscribed with "Presented by Councillor W F D Austin Mayor of Wokingham 1981 - 1982"

Ellison Casket

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The silver presentation freedom casket of rectangular form; the panelled body incorporating applied gilt and reed foliate motifs and neo-classic cartouches upon a stippled and diapered ground, and enclosing two circular convex enamelled plaques, one…

Goblet

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A silver goblet, bearing ornately chased and embossed floral and foliate scroll decoration, with applied reeded border and supported upon a circular pedestal foot, gilt inside; mounted on a modern black composite plinth base. Origin of this item, or…

Ink Stand

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A silver ink stand of oblong form, with plain gallery and shaped beaded borders, and all supported upon four cast bracket feet, with two plain square glass, silver mounted, ink pots; engraved with the Wokingham acorn crest. Together with contemporary…

Letter Opener

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A silver paper knife in form of a Georgian meat skewer, set in a red leatherette presentation case. Weight: - 60 grams Hallmarked: - Sheffield 1971 Maker's Mark: - Francis HowardInscription:"Presented by Alderman Dr. Reginald Child, Mayor's Centenary…

Mace Rest

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The Stand is made from timbers of the first Guildhall which stood on the site of the present Town Hall and was demolished in 1858. It consists of an oblong, tapered bed on which are mounted two richly ornamentally carved crutch supports in which the…

Parlour Clock

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A Westminster chiming clock with hour and quarter hour chimes. It has a gold face mounted in a polished wood case. It has an applied brass plate with inscription.The inscription reads,"Presented to Wokingham Town Council in memory of Dr Reginald…

Punch Ladle

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A silver punch ladle; the round part chased bowl, with everted lip and bearing engraved monogram initials "R.M.S." in base of bowl (it is not known to whom this refers) with turned wood baluster handle and having plain bifurcated terminal. There…

Quaich and Cover

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A silver Quaich of plain circular form, with two applied shaped rim handles, and with matching cover, inscribed: "Presented to the Borough Council and to the people of Wokingham by the Hon. Mrs Corfield O.B.E., Mayor, Alderman And member of the…