Pair Edwardian Silver 'Winchester Interest' Menu Holders 'King Alfred & The Trusty Servant'

F J Ross & Sons (Frederick James Ross), Chester 1910
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A pair of Edwardian cast silver Menu Holders standing on stepped octagonal bases, the figures relating to Winchester, depict ""King Alfred The Great"" and ""The Trusty Servant"".

By Frederick James Ross, Chester, 1910.

King Alfred was buried in the Old Minster in Winchester in the year 899. A statue of Alfred by Hamo Thornycroft stands at the eastern end of the Broadway in Winchester. The University of Winchester was named 'King Alfred's College, Winchester' between 1928 and 2004.

A painting of ""The Trusty Servant"" hangs outside the kitchen of Winchester College, one of the oldest and most prestigious of English public schools. The figure is dressed in Windsor uniform and wig, and has a pigs head, donkey ears, padlocked jaw, deers feet, sword and collection of household implements. These refer to ""desirable attributes of a servant"", padlocked jaw (to keep secrets), stags feet (swift errands), household implements (to work hard) and sword (to protect master).

Sold - £565.00

In good condition with no damage or repair.
80 mm (3.15 inches)
60.00 Grams (1.93 troy ounces)
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