A Victorian Antique Silver – Gilt Dessert Service
A Victorian Antique Silver – Gilt Dessert Service
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Antique Silver-Gilt Victorian Dessert Service for 18 made in 1874

£14,500

A magnificent Victorian silver-gilt dessert service made by Richard Martin and Ebenezer Hall, all contained in the original fitted box.

Date 1874
Made By Martin Hall & Co
Location Sheffield
Stock Number FA219x12
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FA219x12
Date:
1874
Maker: Martin Hall & Co
£14,500
Description

A magnificent antique silver-gilt dessert service made by Richard Martin and Ebenezer Hall, all contained in the original fitted box.

The service has shaped stems and mitre terminals stamped with scrolls, foliage and strapwork on a matted ground. It is engraved with a family crest.

Comprising:

18 dessert spoons

18 dessert forks

18 dessert knives

6 serving spoons with fluted bowls

A plain ladle, a sifter ladle, a pair of grape scissors, a large cake serving knife and fork. It also comes with two pairs of matching nutcrackers.

The original canteen box is burr walnut and has purple velvet lining. The box shows a degree of wear consummate with its age.

Maker
Martin Hall & Co

Martin, Hall & Co were Sheffield based manufacturing silversmiths, electroplated manufacturers and silver, plated and steel cutlers.

The firm started in 1820 with the partnership of Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts, trading as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left in 1846 and Roberts went into partnership with his former apprentice, Ebenezer Hall and became Roberts & Hall. Richard Martin and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer) joined the partnership in 1854 and the firm became Martin, Hall & Co, converting to a limited company in 1866.

With a factory in Sheffield, they went on to open showrooms in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Sydney. As well as producing sterling silver and electroplated wares, they also had a successful (and much cheaper) line of products produced in their patented white metal called “Martinoid” – an alloy of white metals made to look like sterling silver but with no meltdown value.

They exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, the International Exhibition in 1862, the Sydney Exhibition in 1879, the Melbourne Exhibition in 1881 and the British Industries Fair in 1915.

It is not clear whether the business was sold to Frank Cobb & Co in 1932 or went into liquidation in 1936 when it was delisted.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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