An Early Victorian Silver Presentation Trowel or Cake Slice

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A fine and substantial early Victorian silver presentation mason’s trowel or cake slice, with a broad teardrop shaped blade to which is applied a textured naturalistic cast handle with entwined swags and twisted branches, leaves and flowers, terminating in a daisy flower. Hallmarked for London 1853, by Francis Higgins II.

Francis Higgins registered his first mark at Goldsmiths Hall in October 1817, working until 1879, producing high quality flatware. The firm would continue to do so until the outbreak of the War in 1939.

Length = 36 cm (14″)
Width = 11 cm (4.3″)
Weight = 329 g (10.57 oz t)