Antique Silver Victorian Two-Handled Tray made in 1882
An exceptionally fine Victorian silver tray. The surface of the tray is embellished with a band of bright-cut engraving of scrolling leaf decoration.
|Made By||John Newton Mappin|
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An exceptionally fine Victorian antique silver tray. The surface of the tray is embellished with a band of bright-cut engraving of scrolling leaf decoration. In the centre, there is a vacant oval cartouche.
The tray has an ovolo border and the twin handles are embellished with Arabesque designs.
The tray stands on four ball and claw feet.
Dimensions: main body 40 x 33 cm, from handle to handle 49.8 cm
Mappin & Webb is a true British treasure with over 241 years of tradition and historical significance in the world of silver and jewellery. Renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design.
Within a year, the first Mappin hallmark was recorded at the assay office and in 1780 Jonathan Mappin was given the Freedom of the Cutlers Company. The ‘Cutlers Company of Hallamshire’, to give it its full title, was incorporated in 1624 to provide jurisdiction over those making cutlery near Sheffield and to promote Sheffield as a place of expertise. The Company and Sheffield’s cutlery trade and reputation still exist to this day.
Jonathan Mappin’s son, Joseph, followed him into the business and was also a Freeman, then came his grandson, also called Joseph. But it was under his four great grandsons, who incorporated the business as Mappin Brothers Ltd, in the middle of the 19th century that the significant expansion began – at the time, the youngest brother, Jonathan Newton Mappin, was only 14 years old.
In 1849, Joseph Mappin opened his first eponymous London showroom at 15 Fore Street; shortly afterwards the eldest brother was knighted, becoming Sir William Mappin, but as the business grew the brothers each took a different path. Sir William Mappin left in 1859 to become the senior partner at Thomas Turton & Sons’ steel mill and gave his share of Mappin Brothers to the other three. In 1860, John Mappin, the youngest but by now 22 years old, broke away from Mappin Brothers and started his own business – Mappin & Company. He opened the first Mappin store in 1860 at 77-78 Oxford Street, London. John Mappin was joined in the new adventure two years later by his brother-in-law George Webb.
In 1864, Mappin, Webb & Co was formed, the very year that George Webb was to die. ‘Mappin & Webb Ltd ‘ was first recorded in 1889, and at this stage the business was focused on manufacturing based in Sheffield.
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For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change
At the heart of William Walter Antiques is our dedication to providing our customers with beautiful silver of supreme quality, which celebrates all that is precious about sterling silver. Customer service also being paramount, our long-standing, devoted staff team go above and beyond the call of duty for all our clients. We believe it is this combination of passion and commitment that has kept our customers with us for many years.
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