A silver Victorian vase-shaped ewer, by Frederick Elkington, Birmingham,1875.

The ewer is associated with a pair of rosewater dishes, each item engraved with the presentation inscription: ‘To Lord Burghley on his marriage, 1875.’

Lord Burghley (1849-1898), inherited as 4th Marquess of Exeter on the death of his father in 1895.

Sadly, he died only three years later at the age of forty eight; his tenure particularly short.

Frederick Elkington’s father patented the first commercial electroplating process.


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