Barker Brothers Chalice

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Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby JanGroen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:41 am

Good day
This trophy was made by Barker Brothers from Birmingham in 1903/1904. Dimensions of trophy: 158mm high, 75mm wide. It weighs 145 grams and is 250ml..
It has the following engraved on it:
QUEENSTOWN POULTRY SHOW
1904
PRESENTED BY
HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR, HERBERT PRICE ESQ
FOR BEST LANGSHAN
WON BY

Am I rite to say this was some of the first wares to be produced in the Unity Works, Constitution Hill factory? What will the pattern be? Would it be a chalice turned into a trophy? What would the collectors appeal be to this piece? Any information will be appreciated.
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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby AG2012 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:17 pm

Hi,
The chalice was obviously engraved as a trophy, never awarded most probably because breeding Australian Langshan started during the early 20th century and there was no winner in the remote small town in Tasmania.
Nice piece of history.
The Examiner
Launceston, Saturday, September 10, 1904
News in brief
The second exhibition of the Queenstown Poultry and Dog Society was opened yesterday, and was very successful, although the exhibits from other than local fanciers were very low.
The judge at the Queenstown poultry show yesterday spoke highly of the quality of the poultry shown, and expressed surprise at finding such good classes of birds in that isolated part of the state.

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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby JanGroen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:49 pm

AG2012 wrote:Hi,
The chalice was obviously engraved as a trophy, never awarded most probably because breeding Australian Langshan started during the early 20th century and there was no winner in the remote small town in Tasmania.
Nice piece of history.
The Examiner
Launceston, Saturday, September 10, 1904
News in brief
The second exhibition of the Queenstown Poultry and Dog Society was opened yesterday, and was very successful, although the exhibits from other than local fanciers were very low.
The judge at the Queenstown poultry show yesterday spoke highly of the quality of the poultry shown, and expressed surprise at finding such good classes of birds in that isolated part of the state.

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Thanks for reply. The first Queenstown that I am revering to is located in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Herbert Price were a mayor there from around the Boer War to about 1907.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown,_Eastern_Cape

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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby JanGroen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:52 pm

More about Herbert Price

Death of Mr Herbert PRICE
Ex-Mayor of Queenstown
Father of Bongolo Water Scheme
Mr. Herbert PRICE, who left Queenstown for Pretoria in 1915, died last Tuesday at the residence of his son, Advocate Norman PRICE, at Pretoria. Deceased was born in the Cradock district 72 years ago, and as a young man came to Queenstown, where, with his brother, he started the well-known auctioneering firm of PRICE Brothers. He left the firm, however, and went to the Rand, and was in Johannesburg during the Jameson Raid. He returned to Queenstown just before the Boer War, and again set up in the auctioneering business, this time on his own account. He had seen service in several of the kaffir wars.He joined the Town Council, and soon showed his go-ahead spirit by pressing for the Bongolo scheme. He became Mayor of Queenstown, a position which he held with dignity for some years, and during which time he laid the foundation stone of the Bongolo wall. He was in every sense a progressive Mayor, and he worked in close conjunction with the late Mr. James LAMONT, who succeeded him in the Mayoral chair.
Mr. PRICE was more of a literary than a business man, and a book of poems and sonnets by him gained him considerable fame in England. He was an enthusiast over the chess board. He had a kindly nature, but suffered personally by the large amount of time he devoted to the public welfare. He loved Queenstown and often said he wished he were a wealthy man as there was so much he could do for Queenstown, a town he loved so well...

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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby JanGroen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:54 pm

JanGroen wrote:More about Herbert Price

Death of Mr Herbert PRICE Tuesday, April 21, 1931
Ex-Mayor of Queenstown
Father of Bongolo Water Scheme
Mr. Herbert PRICE, who left Queenstown for Pretoria in 1915, died last Tuesday at the residence of his son, Advocate Norman PRICE, at Pretoria. Deceased was born in the Cradock district 72 years ago, and as a young man came to Queenstown, where, with his brother, he started the well-known auctioneering firm of PRICE Brothers. He left the firm, however, and went to the Rand, and was in Johannesburg during the Jameson Raid. He returned to Queenstown just before the Boer War, and again set up in the auctioneering business, this time on his own account. He had seen service in several of the kaffir wars.He joined the Town Council, and soon showed his go-ahead spirit by pressing for the Bongolo scheme. He became Mayor of Queenstown, a position which he held with dignity for some years, and during which time he laid the foundation stone of the Bongolo wall. He was in every sense a progressive Mayor, and he worked in close conjunction with the late Mr. James LAMONT, who succeeded him in the Mayoral chair.
Mr. PRICE was more of a literary than a business man, and a book of poems and sonnets by him gained him considerable fame in England. He was an enthusiast over the chess board. He had a kindly nature, but suffered personally by the large amount of time he devoted to the public welfare. He loved Queenstown and often said he wished he were a wealthy man as there was so much he could do for Queenstown, a town he loved so well...

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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby AG2012 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:05 am

HI,
Mr Herbert PRICE, the Mayor of Queenstown in SA is more relevant information than poultry show in Queenstown, Tasmania. What a coincidence, though: I mean poultry show in Queenstown mentioned in 1904
Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) View title info Sat 10 Sep 1904 Page 1 NEWS IN BRIEF
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35820045
Besides, I suppose the trophy is located in SA, which would prove your research.
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Re: Barker Brothers Chalice

Postby JanGroen » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:33 am

AG2012 wrote:HI,
Mr Herbert PRICE, the Mayor of Queenstown in SA is more relevant information than poultry show in Queenstown, Tasmania. What a coincidence, though: I mean poultry show in Queenstown mentioned in 1904
Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) View title info Sat 10 Sep 1904 Page 1 NEWS IN BRIEF
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35820045
Besides, I suppose the trophy is located in SA, which would prove your research.
Cheers

Morning
Yes this Mayor were very active...wrote a book and I think I found a patented formula, of him, for fixing rubber tires back in the days, using indigenous latex producing trees. I could not find any info for a Poultry show in South Africa in 1904 but will keep digging and ask some of the Poultry Clubs.

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