Barking Music Festival Ladies Choirs

Object number

LDVAL 2006.10.34

Date

before 1934

Description

Large wooden award with silver decoration. Presented by Miss Maud Leftley to the winners of the Ladies Choirs Competition at the Barking Music Festival. Awarded only three times between 1934 and 1936.

Physical description

Large wooden trophy with silver coloured decoration. The wooden mount is painted black and is octagon shaped with a rectangular section at the bottom for the dedication plate. The centre of the mount has a raised section that holds the main decoration, which is in stamped tin painted silver. This decoration is in the shape of a Lyre, with an overlaid circular section showing a Romanised female figure playing a Lyre. To her right is a sentence in Latin. Extending out from the top diagonal corners are branches with berries. Lining the outer edge of the shield are eight small silver coloured shields for the names of the winners. Only three of these have been used.

Condition

Fair

Notes

WINNERS 1934. Miss Hilda Feist’s Ladies Choir, Woodford 1935. Miss Hilda Feist’s Ladies Choir, Woodford 1936. Madame Parry’s Ladies’ Choir, Westcliff

Type

Shield

Size

Whole length: 479mm
Trophy width: 430mm
Depth: 16mm

Material

Plaque: Wood
Decoration: Tin

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Inscription Engraved On front, at bottom of shield: BARKING MUSICAL FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MISS MAUD LEFTLEY FOR LADIES’ CHOIRS
Inscription Stamped On front, in circular decoration: SEV VOCE ACVTA SEV FIDIBVS CITHARAQVE
Monogram Scratched On front, centre left on circular decoration: JP

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1643/34 (2006-02-14)

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Metadata
Start datebefore 1934
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeShield
Material
Wood
Tin
Collection typeSocial history