A rare Victorian provincial sterling silver and ivory aide memoire, Exeter 1874 by John Goodman of Taunton (active 1851-91)
Of shaped rectangular form with an opposable suspension loop, the interior with three ivory sheaths of conforming shape. Fully marked to either side.
Length – 7 cm / 2.75 inches
Gross weight – 37 grams / 1.19 ozt
Items marked by John Goodman (c.1832-1899) are seldom if ever seen, he is first mention in the Exeter Assay books on the 25th August 1863 and last mentioned 30th Nov 1880, however only a very small amount of objects is recorded as being sent for assay by Goodman in Harrison, M., (2014), Exeter & West Country Silver,. Berforts Group, Hastings,. P.102. none of the items listed by Harrison could easily be considered this aide memoire unless it were the “1 shield”.
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