Accession number: 11.4.2
Date: 1820 – 1910
Materials: Metal, silver
Measurements: 7 cm L x 1 cm W
Marks/Label: Makers mark on the back of one blade of the paddle in a rectangle: J.C and next to it a hallmark.
Narrative: Halifax was the third major silversmithing centre in pre-Confederation Canada. Julius Cornelius was a Prussian born silversmith who came to Halifax in 1855, probably by way of Boston, and was in partnership with William Henry Newman until 1857 when he set up business on his own.
Description: A silver brooch designed as a kayak with paddle. There is an engraved line around the edge and down the center on either side of the center opening.
History of Use: Made by Julius Cornelius, a Halifax silversmith working between 1855 and about 1910.