Leather writing case

with silk picture of Battle of Waterloo 1815 on front,
and silk picture of Procession 1935 on back

Woven by Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd.

Reference Number:-  
obn 900  

Front of writing case, with image of Battle of Waterloo in 1815
Front of writing case, with image of Battle of Waterloo in 1815
 
Back of writing case, with image of procession in 1935, presumably the 25th Anniversary of the accession of George V as King of England
Inside of writing case, with image of procession in 1935, presumably
the 25th Anniversary of the accession of George V as King of England
 
Both the images above were kindly donated by Carol Syms, Great Britain
Words:
Front cover:-
Printed on leather cover:-

 

Woven on silk:-
1815

Inside cover:-
Printed on leather cover:-
above silk: 
1815
 
1935
 
 
 
below silk: 
BROUGH, NICHOLSON & HALL LTD.
 

Woven on silk:-
1935

 
Size of each Silk:

18.0cm high by 11.5cm wide

Size of Writing case:

The overall size of the wallet is:
20.5cm high by 16.5cm wide when closed,
33.0cm high by 20.5cm wide when open.

Comments:
by Godden:
Godden does not includes this silk.

Other comments:
An unusal use of silk pictures, and wonderful that it has survived in good condition since 1935.

These two silks have been incorporated into a leatherette stationary wallet.
The first silk, on the front of the wallet, has a woven date of 1915, and depicts a scene from the Battle of Waterloo.
The second silk, dated 1935, is on the inside of the wallet, and depicts the scene of a Household Cavalry procession through the busy street of a town.
The rest of the wallet has a space for paper and a pen holder.

view of writing case, showing 1935 silk on the inside of the case, and space for writing paper and pen holder
[view of writing case, showing 1935 silk on the inside of the case, and space for writing paper and pen holder]

What the procession celebrates is now not know, although as King George V became King of England in 1910, 1935 would be his Silver Jubilee year. Celebrations of this scale would probably have occurred.

We assume the town through which the procession took place was Leek (the home town of Brough, Nicholson & Hall), Staffordshire, although, again we do not know.

There is no direct link that I know of between the celebrations, and the Battle of Waterloo, some 120 years earlier.


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