H.A. WARWOOD & Co.
Tenby Street, North, Birmingham
Key For Aston Manor Baths
A handsome gold key for the opening of the above public baths was designed and manufactured by Messrs. H. A. Warwood and Company, of Tenby Street, North. The upper portion of the bow embodies the main features of the building, every detail being executed with skilful precision. This is supported by massive scrolls, foliated towards the shaft. The centre is occupied by the arms, crest, and motto of the Manor, carried out in rich enamel. On the reverse is an enamelled shield bearing an inscription. Above is placed the monogram of the recipient. The shaft is of hexagonal shape, embellished with bold and suitable moulded members, which give the key a graceful and architectural appearance. The whole of the work is wrought throughout. Messrs. Warwood have received a flattering expression from Councillor A. Taylor, the recipient of the key, who says: " It is admitted by all who have seen it to be a most beautiful specimen of the goldsmith's art, the workmanship and finish being perfect."
Source: The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith - 1st December 1892