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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ramsgate Town Council and the Tomson and Wotton wine coolers.

Ramsgate Town Council is reviewing its entire collection of Art and Artifacts. Each item being audited and on a new data base. Most important of all the provenance of each item is to be researched in better detail. I have now taken up this task.
In the collection there is a pair of wine coolers in silver gilt.They are made by R & S Garrard and the hallmark is London 1839 , the hallmark on the liner is London 1840. The collar has no year date but has the Victorian duty mark and the Robert Garrard makers marks.
The detachable is engraved   “presented by Tomson & Wotton Ltd to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Town’s Incorporation 1884 to 1934”.  The liner has a crest of an Earl's coronet with a dragon kneeling. On the base there are four crests one being the town of Ramsgate. The others are undergoing further research and I have have taken many photographs and these are a few.


One of the pair



The wine cooler taken apart with the liner and collar



The engraved collar "presented by Tomson & Wotton Ltd to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Town’s Incorporation 1884 to 1934”



The crest on the liner


The crests on the feet. At present three are being researched.





Above the town crest of Ramsgate and below the decorative handle.

1 comment:

Tim Wotton said...

My name is Tim Wotton. My great grandfather was Fredrick Wotton 1832-1891. He had a brother named Thomas Wotton 1832-1923. It was this same Thomas Wotton who became a managing partner in 1832 hence the registered name Tomson and Wotton.
My family name is pronounced Wotton (as in cotton) yet there are numerous misspellings of our name by adding an extra "O" . Please make ajustments to this incorrect spelling WOOTTON.

felicitywotton4@hotmail.com