inside oval of leaves:-

A HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Though times . .

Woven by Welch & Lenton

Reference Number:-  
owe 100  

 
Bookmark with image of holly and ivy with berries, and words of short rhyme contained inside a circle of green leaves

Words:

 

 

image of holly with red berries
and ivy with white berries

 

 

circle of green leaves
in which are words:

A HAPPY
CHRISTMAS
THOUGH TIMES AND
SEASONS EVER CHANGE

AND FRIENDS GROW
SCARCE AND FEW:

MAY EACH SUCCEEDING
CHRISTMAS BRING

FRESH HOPES AND
JOYS TO YOU.

 

Not recorded by John High in his unpublished list
Size of Silk:

cm long by cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:

Signed: "WELCH & LENTON. COVENTRY" on the back top turnover.

Welch & Lenton logo on the reverse top turn over of this bookmark
Welch & Lenton logo on the reverse top turnover of this bookmark

This bookmark also contains lettering on the reverse pointed end, which are indistinct.
The clear impression however is that they read:

"E. BOLLANS & Co. LEAMINGTON."
 
Compare to an actual reverse of a Bollans bookmark.
Reverse pointed end of bookmark, showing indistinct lettering, possibly saying E. BOLLANS & CO. LEAMINGTON. Reverse of Bollans bookmark - for comparison

 


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