Brass and enamel
20 x 160 x 53 mmOrder this image
Tredegar, Newport (Accredited Museum)
Key. A brass presentation key, one of three decorative presentation keys. Roman Doric column style shaft with scrolls surrounding an elegant-shaped shield. Decorated with 1898 under a crest which shows black griffins and a blue V-shape pattern, with birds and English roses. Surmounting shield is a gold crown with red enamel insert and a plume above.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries. In March 2012 the National Trust took over the management of Tredegar House with its contents and its 90 acres of gardens and parkland, from Newport City Council for a period of 50 years. Presented to the Right Honourable Lord Tredegar on his opening the Roath sanitary steam laundry, 22nd September 1898.
Marks and inscriptions
Reverse cartouche: PRESENTED / TO THE / Right Honble / Lord Tredegar / ON HIS OPENING THE / ROATH / Sanitary Steam Laundry / 22nd SEP. 1898.