Cowboy Turned Herald Cigarette Box, 1901
Cowboy Turned Herald Cigarette Box, 1901
Cowboy Turned Herald Cigarette Box, 1901
Cowboy Turned Herald Cigarette Box, 1901
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Cowboy Turned Herald Cigarette Box, 1901

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Measurements: 7cm (2.5in) x 16.5cm (6.5in) x 9cm (3.5in)

Silver. The hinged lid engraved with arms of Joseph-Watkin - Argent, on a saltire indented sable ermined argent between 4 spear-heads sable a spear-head argent, a border engrailed sable; the badge of Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary and the helm and crest of Joseph-Watkin. Maker’s mark of Frederick Haberleng. Hallmarked London 1901.

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Thomas Morgan Joseph-Watkin (1856–1915) was educated at Caius College, Cambridge and became a barrister on the Western circuit. Having spent much of his early life as a cowboy in Texas, Joseph-Watkin began his career at the College of Arms as Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary in April 1894. On 20 June 1913, Joseph-Watkin was appointed Chester Herald of Arms in Ordinary to replace Henry Murray Lane. This appointment lasted until Joseph-Watkin's death on 31 July 1915.