Edwardian Silver Two-Handled Tray made in 1907
An elegant Edwardian silver two-handled tray. The tray has a raised border with a shaped rim, and the lancet shaped handles have bifurcated scroll junctions.
|Made By||Roberts & Belk Ltd|
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An elegant Edwardian silver two-handled tray made in 1907 by Roberts & Belk of Sheffield. It also has the engraving on the underside of Penlington & Batty Liverpool.
The tray has a raised border with a shaped rim, and the lancet shaped handles have bifurcated scroll junctions.
Dimensions: main body 57 x 41 cm, length handle to handle 66.5 cm
The firm was established as Furniss, Poles & Turner. The first hallmark was entered in Sheffield Assay Office as “plate worker, Furnival Street, Sheffield” on December 20, 1810.
From c. 1822 to 1945 the firm traded as William Briggs (hallmark entered as Plate Worker, Button Lane on August 14, 1822). Later, William Briggs entered in partnership with Samuel Roberts and Joseph Slater.
In 1845, the firm, trading as Roberts & Slater, silver and electroplate manufacturers, entered its hallmark in Sheffield Assay Office (September 1, 1845. Address: Furnivall Street).
After the retirement of Joseph Slater (1858), the activity was continued until 1863 under the style Roberts & Briggs (hallmark entered on September 1, 1859).
In 1863, after the retirement of William Briggs, the firm changed to Roberts & Belk (the new partner was Charles Belk). Its first hallmarks were entered in Sheffield Assay Office on February 1, 1864.
In 1879, after the retirement of Samuel Roberts, the activity was continued solely by Charles Belk maintaining the style Roberts & Belk.
Besides the Sheffield factory, the firms were active also in London, with showrooms at 28 Ely Place, Holborn (1858) and later at Gresham House, 24 Holborn Viaduct (1883).
In 1901, the firm became Roberts & Belk Ltd and in 1961 was bought by C.J. Vander Ltd.
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