A Victorian silver  trowel By Francis Higgins, London 1854
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A Victorian silver trowel by Francis Higgins, London 1854
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A Victorian silver trowel
by Francis Higgins, London 1854
The blade with foliate scroll engraved border, the handle with swirling acanthus leaves and flowers, engraved with a coat of arms, length 31.2cm.


  • The arms are of Sir Benjamin Heywood, Baronet, an eminent Manchester banker and successor in a line of bankers from Manchester and Liverpool. Born on 12 December 1793, he was created a baronet on 9 August 1823 and died 11 August 1865 when he was succeeded by the eldest of six sons borne by his wife, Sophia Ann (neé Robinson) whom he married in 1816.
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