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Antique Silver Bell

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Stock: 9741

Date: 1830

Maker: Edward Barnard & Sons

Country: England

An attractive antique silver hand bell with an embossed design of flowers and foliage. Good quality construction and heavy gauge...

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Description

Description

An attractive antique silver hand bell with an embossed design of flowers and foliage. Good quality construction and heavy gauge silver. To the front is an engraved crest.

Weight 159 cms, 5.1 troy ounces.
Height 12cm. Diameter 6.5cm.
London 1830.
Edward, Edward Jnr, John and W. Barnard.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped around the rim with a full set of English silver hallmarks, lion mark (indistinct) on the donger.

Condition

This useful silver bell is in good condition. The engraved crest is worn.

Maker Information

Maker: Edward Barnard & Sons

This old established manufacturing silversmith business was started by Anthony Nelme c.1680 passing to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over the business in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr in 1756 who took into partnership Charles Wright. The Barnard's involvement started in 1786 when the business was taken over by Henry Chawner; Chawner had been Edward Barnard I’s master and Barnard’s son Edward became foreman of the firm. In 1796 John Emes became a partner and after the retirement of Chawner, Emes became owner maintaining Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca Emes took as partner Edward Barnard II. Rebecca Emes retired in 1829 and Edward Barnard I took over with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the name Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm became a limited liability company in 1910 as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.

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