Victorian Silver Twin Handled Trophy. Presented by Kennard Wedgwood. Eldest son of Laurence Wedgwood, Kennard was educated at Mannheim and Paris. He became a Director of Wedgwood with his cousins Cecil and Frank. Kennard was left mostly in sole charge at the Wedgwood works at the beginning of the 20th century, when the company directors were away on active service in South Africa. In 1903, he too joined the forces and went to Johannesburg. In 1908 he married Kathleen Wright of Johannesburg and they had a daughter, Nancy. He was Chairman of Wedgwood between 1930 and 1946. Most significantly, Kennard went to New York where he established Wedgwood’s American headquarters. On his retirement in 1949, the New York branch had expanded to include a staff of thirty and had moved to new premises on 5th Avenue.
Fantastic piece of Pottery and Military History! Sterling Silver Captain Wedgwood Best Shot in the Company Trophy . 1st V B North Staffs Regiment. Victorian sterling silver twin handled , hallmarked 1900. Chased and engraved with foliate scrolls. The reverse engraved with winners names from 1901 – 1909 . This is not only a great piece of silver but also a great piece of history. The piece is in good condition with only age related signs of wear. 1900, Silver, British.
Height – 24cm
Width – 10cm
Depth – 10cm
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