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Pap boat

Pap boat

  • Date:

    hallmarked 1809 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Baby's pap boat of hallmarked London silver gilt by the partnership o
Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard. The shallow handle-less vessel is
pear-shaped, with a flattened base and plain pouring lip; the edges
are otherwise gadrooned, with a foliate seashell at the centre back
(opposite the lip). The pap boat is inscribed "Sally Maria" beneath
the lip, and was probably a Christening present.


hallmarked 1809 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt

Marks and inscriptions

(hallmarks) lion rampant/leopard's head/O/king's head RE/EB Inscribed "Sally Maria"


Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 7.8 cm, Depth: 13.2 cm

Object history note

References: Ch 4 "Yesterday's Children" by Sally Kevill-Davies
(Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 1991)

Bought at Chelsea Antiques Fair

Descriptive line

Pap boat; English, hallmarked 1809

Production Note

Made by: Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard


Museum of Childhood

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