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Sources for business history

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

The New Court Vitrine: Silver salvers and ewers, English Rothschild family pieces. mid-19thC

The New Court Vitrine, curated by The Rothschild Archive, recalls the cases of treasures and cabinets of curiosity that graced the great Rothschild houses.

Silver-gilt Ewer [arms of Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879)], workshop of Robert Garrard, London, 1831.

This silver-gilt ewer is of ribbed ovoid shape with a high-mounted S-scroll cast handle, the edge of the neck cast and applied with an acanthus leaves and egg-and-dart border, the front centre cast and applied with a Romanesque bearded maskhead. It is engraved with the Rothschild family Coat of Arms. It was either comissioned or presented to Baron Lionel de Rothschild, and may have been in his London town house at 148 Piccadilly.

Silver-gilt Salver [for the marriage of Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812-1870) and Charlotte de Rothschild (1825-1899) in 1842], by Mortimer and Hunt, London, 1842. 

A round silver-gilt salver, with the family's Austrian arms surmounted by an entwined monogram at the centre, is part of a service given as a gift for the marriage of Nathaniel de Rothschild to his French cousin, Charlotte in Frankfurt in 1842. Nathaniel was the son of Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) founder of the London Rothschild banking house, and Charlotte was the daughter of James Mayer von Rothschild (1792-1868) founder of the Paris house.

Silver gilt Ewer and Salver [for the marriage of Mayer de Rothschild (1818-1874) and Juliana Cohen (1831-1877) in 1850], workshop of Charles Price, London 1831, and workshop of D & C Houle, London, 1849.

This silver-gilt Willian IV ewer, with a cast figural high-loop handle with satyr and naked classical figure, forming the mounts, has a lidded spout and is applied with cornucopiae. The silver-gilt salver is in the Gothic taste. Both pieces are engraved with a coronet and the monogram ‘MJR’, and were presented as gifts at the wedding of Baron Mayer de Rothschild to Juliana Cohen in 1850. Mayer was the son of Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836). The couple made the grand Mentmore Towers their country home.

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