Lot 1: The Barnehurst Casket - An Edward VII silver
Two Day Sale of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables
October 23, 2012
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Description: The Barnehurst Casket - An Edward VII silver casket of Neo-classical design, the lid embossed with a view of May Place, Crayford, Kent, 12ins x 7ins x 6.5ins overall, by Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1910 (gross weight 90ozs - engraved to front and back "The Barnehurst Casket" and inscribed under "Presented to Barnehurst Golf Club by Miss Gray, April 1911"), and ebonised and silver mounted plinth base for same (engraved with winners) Note : May Place stood in Crayford and for many years was the seat of the Lord of that manor. In the 17th Century it became the property of Sir Cloudesley-Shovell who became Rear Admiral of England, Admiral of the Fleet and Commander in Chief of the Navy. Barnehurst Gold Club subsequently used May Place as its Club House until it burned down around 1970.