Item NMC/0452 - Presentation silver salver

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Presentation silver salver


  • 1889 (Creation)

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Silver salver. Engraved: "Presented to Francis Henry Newbery with a purse of sovereigns on the occasion of his marriage, by members of the Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy, September 1889". Salver presented to Newbery with matching tankard (NMC/451).

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(fl c1900)

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Robert & William Sorley, Watch and Clock Makers, Jewellers and Silversmiths, 1 Buchanan Street and 136, Argyle Street. This business dates back in its foundation to the year 1840, being originally established by Mr. William Jaffray, who was succeeded by Mr. Robert Sorley. This gentleman purchased the business carried on by the late Mr. Shaw in Gordon Street, and amalgamated the two, which have been successfully carried on under the title of Messrs. Robert & William Sorley, and forming one of the largest and most influential high-class jewellery and silversmith’s establishments in this city.A leading speciality of this firm is the manufacture of gold badges and chains, and their stock of diamonds and old silver plate and antiques. The firm also take charge of all the large clocks in the city for regulation, cleaning, &c., and have a first-class connection throughout the west of Scotland.(Source : (Index of firms, 1888)

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Purchased from Tery W Vorhis, with funds provided by Donald and Eleanor Taffner, 1990.

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Engraved silver

Dimensions: 358 mm (diameter)

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GB 1694 NMC/0452

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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