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Scottish Interest Silver Presentation Trowel c1877

Scottish Interest Silver Presentation Trowel c1877
DescriptionAn important, Scottish interest, Victorian Silver Ceremonial Presentation Trowel made by James Dixon & Son, Sheffield and dating from c1877. The trowel is hallmarked with the maker's mark "JD&S" for James Dixon & Son, the monarch's head duty mark (Queen Victoria), the Lion Passant silver mark, the Sheffield town mark and date letter "K" for 1877/78. This trowel was presented to a member of an important Ayrshire family Neil Colquhoun Campbell (Sheriff of Ayrshire). It bears the following inscription "Presented to N C Campbell Esq., Sheriff Principal of Ayrshire, on the occasion of his laying The Memorial Stone of Grange Free Church Kilmarnock, Dec 29. 1877." This is a lovely example of a very good quality presentation trowel that is in very good condition. It measures approximately 13 1/4" inches (340mm) in length overall. The blade approximately 7 3/4" inches (195mm). Provenance This presentation trowel is one of two related presentation trowels that I currently have for sale. The trowels were presented to different members of an important Ayrshire family the Campbells of Barnhill. The family included Humphrey Walter Campbell of Crosslet (Sheriff-Substitute of Dumbartonshire) (1782-1864) and Neil Colquhoun Campbell (Sheriff of Ayrshire) (1813-1883) Humphrey Walter Campbell of Crosslet, was born at Dumbarton on the 4th of March 1782. He was appointed Registrar of Sasines for the counties of Argyll and Dumbarton in 1810, and was created Sheriff-Substitute for Dumbartonshire in 1820. He died at Crosslet House on the 15th of May, 1864, aged 82. Neil Colquhoun Campbell of Barnhill, was born on the 17th of October, 1813. He was appointed Sheriff of Ayrshire. He married Mary Paterson, daughter of William Orr Paterson of Montgomerie, Ayrshire. He died on the 3rd of April, 1883, and the Barnhill estate passed to his daughter, Annie Colquhoun Campbell. There is an imposing Memorial to the Campbells of Barnhill situated at the western edge of Dumbarton Cemetery.

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Price£1450.00   1613.56   $1810.04 
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