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Ash tray

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1936-1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barnard & Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    M.344-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 7, shelf 1

  • Public access description

    The applied leopard's head represents the London hallmark. Edward Barnard & Sons was one of the leading London silver manufacturers throughout the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. The firm was founded in 1829 by Edward Barnard. It quickly established itself as one of the major suppliers to the London retail silver trade.

  • Physical description

    Circular, an applied, cast, leopard's head representing the London hallmark in the centre. The rim embellished with engraved curved lines and stylized leaves.

  • Marks and inscriptions

    Under rim: maker EB/SS for Edward Barnard & Sons, sterling, date letter a (1936-7)

    The border is inscribed TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH

    In the centre is an applied leopard's head representing the London hallmark.

  • Dimensions

    Height: 1.5 cm, Length: 12.4 cm

  • Object history note

    The applied leopard's head represents the London hallmark. Edward Barnard & Sons was one of the leading London silver manufacturers throughout the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. Founded in 1829 by Edward Barnard, the firm quickly established itself as one of the major suppliers to the London retail silver trade. Originally in the collections of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and sold to the V&A as a duplicate in 1977.

  • Descriptive line

    Silver, London hallmarks for 1936-7, mark of Edward Barnard and Sons

  • Collection code

    Metalwork Collection