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Of Shakespeare interest - A Victorian 18ct gold and believed Mulberry wood carved pendant, circa

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Driffield, East Yorkshire
Of Shakespeare interest - A Victorian 18ct gold and believed Mulberry wood carved pendant, circa 1860/70, stamped 18CT and indistinctly with a makers mark, the timber carved with an image of Shakespeare the one side and an acorn and oak leaf wreath to the reverse, gold frame with bead edge, length 6.5 cm.
The first proper Shakespeare souvenirs were the mulberry wood relics created by Thomas Sharp in the late 1700s from the wood of Shakespeare's mulberry tree. This had been growing in New Place Garden before being unceremoniously cut down by the Reverend Francis Gastrell who was tired of people asking to see it. Instead of burning the wood, he sold it to Sharp who saw a business opportunity. Other carver were William Hurdis Harborne, William Hunt, and a Mr. Pierce; the last was an ivory turner and jeweller. In 1864, the tercentenary celebrations of his birth, more were produced, apparently from the original tree.
Of Shakespeare interest - A Victorian 18ct gold and believed Mulberry wood carved pendant, circa 1860/70, stamped 18CT and indistinctly with a makers mark, the timber carved with an image of Shakespeare the one side and an acorn and oak leaf wreath to the reverse, gold frame with bead edge, length 6.5 cm.
The first proper Shakespeare souvenirs were the mulberry wood relics created by Thomas Sharp in the late 1700s from the wood of Shakespeare's mulberry tree. This had been growing in New Place Garden before being unceremoniously cut down by the Reverend Francis Gastrell who was tired of people asking to see it. Instead of burning the wood, he sold it to Sharp who saw a business opportunity. Other carver were William Hurdis Harborne, William Hunt, and a Mr. Pierce; the last was an ivory turner and jeweller. In 1864, the tercentenary celebrations of his birth, more were produced, apparently from the original tree.

Winter Fine Art & Antiques

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Exchange Street
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 6LD
United Kingdom

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