Antique Silver Victorian Three-Piece Tea Set made in 1900
A Victorian silver three-piece tea set of oval panelled form. The lower part of the teapot body is embellished with a scrolling and floral design, incorporating a central vacant cartouche. This design is repeated on the sugar and cream jug.
|Made By||Elkington & Co|
A Victorian antique silver three-piece tea set of oval panelled form. The lower part of the teapot body is embellished with a scrolling and floral design, incorporating a central vacant cartouche. This design is repeated on the sugar and cream jug.
Dimensions: height of teapot to the finial 15.8 cm, width from spout to handle 26.67 cm
Elkington & Co. was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England. It was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s.
It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated.
The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history, it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments, and an Imperial and Royal Warrant of Appointment from the emperor of Austria.
One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler at the Victoria & Albert Museum.One of the most important 19th century Silversmiths finally dissolving in the late 1960s.
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