A Piece of Sheffield Silver Making History

A real piece of Sheffield history is to be sold in Sheffield Auction Gallery’s Antique & Fine Art Auction, being held on 29th October. 

A silver casket made by Walker and Hall and presented to Alderman William Farewell Wardley JP, with the Honorary Freedom of the City of Sheffield July 1924. Mr Wardley (1849-1941) was the first Labour Lord Mayor of Sheffield and held the position in 1920-21 although in his earlier days played for Sheffield Wednesday as a “Kicker-in” later becoming a club Director. 

This highly decorative casket has engraved and inset porcelain panels which include views of the Town Hall. It measures 19.5cm long by 13.5cm high and is contained in a glazed cabinet together with associated certificates, photographs and even his cigarette case. 

When it goes under the hammer, it is expected to make in the region of £500-800.

The casket will be offered along with other fine antique items on 29th October and entries for this and other specialist auctions are invited. Please contact the auctioneers office on 0114 281 6161 with any enquiries.

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