A Child’s silver Set by R.E. Stone.
R. E. Stone.
An eight piece Christening Set, the Bowl and Cup with the signature of Stone, all marked for Asprey London 1938. The Bowl engraved ‘Mary quite contrary‘ and with an inscription to Margaret Victoria Trubshawe, from her uncles Richard and Robert McDougall 12th November 1938. The cup and egg cup, the fork and spoons, all engraved with a girl with a watering can; the knife engraved with a seated girl in a garden.
Margaret Louise, daughter of James Gladstone McDougall [of the flour milling family] married the actor Michael Trubshawe in October 1932. They later divorced. The birth of their daughter Margaret Victoria Trubshawe in 1938 was clearly the occasion for this gift. Robert McDougall died in December 1938.
Good with wear and shrikage to the outer case.
The Plate – height 2.4o cm., diameter 16.80 cm.;
The Mug – height 9.60 cm., width 10 cm., depth 6.90 cm.;
The Egg Cup – height 5.40 cm., diameter 4.60 cm.;
The Napkin ring- diameter 4.30 cm., height 2.10 cm.;
The Egg spoon – length 11.40 cm., width 2.40 cm.;
The Knife – length 16 cm., width 2.00 cm.;
The Fork – length 15.30 cm., width 1.7.0 cm;
The Spoon – length 15.5o cm., width 3.40 cm.
Combined weight of silver – 623.10 gms.