A fine specially commissioned foot-rest picnic set for four persons by Mawsons, Swan & Morgan of Newcastle, circa 1911, formerly the property of Brigadier General Hubert Horatio Shirley Morant,
Lot 19A
A fine specially commissioned foot-rest picnic set for four persons by Mawsons, Swan & Morgan of Newcastle, circa 1911, formerly the property of Brigadier General Hubert Horatio Shirley Morant,
Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine specially commissioned foot-rest picnic set for four persons by Mawsons, Swan & Morgan of Newcastle, circa 1911, formerly the property of Brigadier General Hubert Horatio Shirley Morant,
for interior mounting, black leather case with brass locks, catches and handles, with sloped lid with polished brass edging and textured grip step-board surface, opening to reveal Royal Blue leather lined interior with wicker framework fitted with accessories by G W Scott & Sons, including wicker-handled kettle and burner, leather covered vacuum flask, a pair of wicker-covers drinks bottles, smaller glass bottle, Coracle brand ceramic-based food box, two smaller food tins, china cups and saucers by Bisto, set of four stacking glasses in wicker cases, two Coracle brand ceramic preserves jars, and two condiments bottles, with rectangular enamel plates and cutlery housed behind leather straps in the lid, the case measuring 23½ins wide, suitable for large concourse Rolls-Royce or similar large touring car.

Footnotes

  • Brigadier-General Hubert Horatio Shirley Morant, D.S.O. (1870-1946), a veteran of the Nile campaign of 1898, died at his home near Hexham at the age of 75. Born on December 27, 1870, he was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst. He was gazetted in The Durham Light Infantry and served with the Egyptian Army from 1898 to 1908. For his part in the Nile campaign he was mentioned in dispatches and decorated with the Order of Osmanieh and Medjidieh. He raised and commanded the 10th Battalion of The Durham Light Infantry in the 1914-18 war and on promotion to Brigadier-General he commanded the 3rd and later the 147th Infantry Brigades. Wounded four times, he received the D.S.O. In 1919 he reverted to his regiment and, until 1923, commanded the 1st Battalion. He retired in 1927, having since 1924 commanded the Territorial Northumberland Infantry Brigade. In 1937 he received the honour of appointment as Colonel of his old regiment.
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