A group of Victorian  sterling silver and silver-mounted gentleman's accessories Second half 19th century
Lot 4023Y
A group of Victorian sterling silver and silver-mounted gentleman's accessories
Sold for US$ 937 inc. premium
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Lot Details
A group of Victorian sterling silver and silver-mounted gentleman's accessories
second half 19th century
Comprising: a hoof inkwell, inscribed "Old Obadiah's Hoof / Lizzie / From / Fred Burnaby" and a part decanter set, monogrammed "FGB", each John Baston, London, 1878, ; a mug, possibly Samuel Whitford, London, 1869, inscribed "Fred / from Evelyn / June 25th / 1879"; and a cigarette case, William Frederick Williams, London, 1878, inscribed "Fred from Worcester / June 25 1879", and monogrammed "FGB", weighable sterling approximately 17 oz troy (4).
the stand height 17 1/2 in (44.5 cm); diameter 12 in (30.5 cm).

Footnotes

  • Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was born in Bedfordshire County in 1842. A man of towering stature and robust character, he joined the Royal Horse Guards in 1859. Captain Burnaby was a skilled swordsman and linguist which facilitated his travels throughout Europe, Asia and Africa during the middle of the 19th century. It was on these expeditions that he penned his two journals "A Ride to Khiva", 1875 and "On Horseback through Asia Minor", 1876. Burnaby subsequently served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

    He returned to England and married Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed in 1879. His adventurous spirit carried him on a hot air balloon crossing of the English Channel in 1882, as a special foreign correspondent for The Times and as an intelligence officer during various North African military campaigns. Colonel Burnaby met his end in hand to hand combat during the Battle of Abu Klea, Egypt, in 1885. It is said that when informed of the Colonel's demise, Queen Victoria was so overcome that she fainted.
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