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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

The New Court Vitrine is an installation that contains a unique insight into the Rothschild family and business history.

The New Court Vitrine is located in the premises of Rothschild & Co. at New Court. Curated by The Rothschild Archive recalls the cases of treasures and cabinets of curiosity that graced the great Rothschild houses.

Located in a prominent position in the middle of the building, this impressive installation, some 10 metres long by 2½ metres high contains 40 niches, in which are displayed objects and images that tell the story of the Rothschild family and business from their early days in Frankfurt.

Read more about the fascinating collection of objects on display below. Please note that the New Court Vitrine is not publicly accessible. 

Case 1

Business letter in Judendeutsch from Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1806 »

Royal Mail stamps featuring the orchid 'Vanda Rothschildiana', 1993 »

Tin document boxes, 19th century »

Locket of Charlotte, Baroness Anselm von Rothschild c.1820, and mourning bracelet for Hannah, Mrs Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1850 »

Map of Frankfurt c.1845 » 

Case 2

Glass beaker from the collection of Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild, 17th century »

Equine statuette, 20th century »

Silver wine coasters of Baron Lionel de Rothschild, 1845 »

Japanese Imperial Order of the Sacred Treasure conferred upon Edmund de Rothschild, 1973 »

Casket of civil decorations conferred upon James Mayer de Rothschild, 19th century »

Microscope of Miriam Rothschild, 19th century »

Silver document case of Lionel Walter, 2nd Lord Rothschild, 1890 »

Odhner 'Arithometer' calculating machine, c.1930 »

Croix de Guerre awarded to Robert de Rothschild, 1919 » 

Case 3

Russian archive boxes, c.1950 »

Statuette of Evelyn Achille de Rothschild, 1916 »

Ceremonial presentation key, Brondesbury Synagogue, 1905 »

Vesta case of Alfred de Rothschild, 1885 »

Miniature gold bullion and box of metal specimens, c.1860 »

Basket of cancelled bond coupons and bonds, 19th century »

Portrait plaques of Baron and Baroness Carl Mayer von Rothschild, c.1840 »

Chinese silver 'Sycees', c.1903 » 

Case 4

Mementoes of the Daily Gold Price Fixing, c.2003 »

New Court Golfing Society Challenge Cup, 1947

Sèvres plate from the collection of the French Rothschild family, late 19th century »

Silver salvers and ewers English Rothschild family pieces, mid-19thC »

Commemorative medallions for New Court 1965 and M M de Rothschild Frères 1967 »

Trowel for the Topping-out ceremony for No.1 St Swithin's Lane, 2001 »

Silver-gilt tray with arms of Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild, c.1885 » 

Case 5

Bust of Baron Lionel de Rothschild, 1880 »

Testimonial presented to Nathaniel, 1st Lord Rothschild by the Hebrew Congregation of Portsmouth, 1885 »

Silver Hanukkah lamp, c.1800-1805 »

Lalique trophy 'La Perla del Mediterraneo' 1907, and photographic equipment of Lionel de Rothschild c.1910 »

Queen Mary's Committee for District Nursing medal awarded to Yvonne de Rothschild, 1947 »

Glass vase presented to Michael Bucks to mark 50 years' service, 1974 »

Magnum bottles of Château Lafite wine, 2002 » 

Case 6

Set of silver beakers for the wedding of_Baron Mayer Carl and Louise von Rothschild, 1842 »

Silver teapot used in the New Court staff tearoom, 1912 »

Victorian clock made by Adams of 1, St Swithin's Lane, c.1880 »

St Swithin's Lane street sign, c.1930 » 

The collection of Adele Baroness Salmon de Rothschild at the rur Berryer in Paris

The collection of Adele Baroness Salmon de Rothschild at the rur Berryer in Paris