A fine Edwardian silver handmade bead pattern flatware service for 12 made in 1902 – 1904.
The 12 soup/tablespoons were made in 1869 by Charles Boyton of London. The 12 coffee spoons and tongs were made in 1912 by Walker & Hall of Sheffield.
12 table spoons
12 table forks
12 dessert spoons
12 dessert forks
12 coffee spoons
12 table knives and 12 dessert knives (all knives modern to match)
The soup/tablespoons are of a rare smaller size making them very useful for modern day eating (old tablespoons tend to be very large for today’s tastes).
85 pieces in total.
William Hutton & Sons were manufacturing silversmiths founded in 1800 in Birmingham, transferring to Sheffield in 1832.
William Hutton established the firm, and with the move to Sheffield, they also became platers having licensed the electroplating technique from Elkingtons. This gave them much early success.
William’s son, William Carr Hutton, continued the business after his father’s death. He used the same business name until 1864, when it was changed to William Hutton & Son (when William Carr’s own son, Herbert Hutton, joined him).
When William Carr died in 1865, the firm’s name was again changed to William Hutton & Sons when Herbert’s brothers joined him (James and Robert). They opened a London showroom in Holborn in 1863, which then moved to Farringdon Road in 1891 operating until 1918.
The Huttons developed a new nickel alloy that was good for plating in the late 1800s and it became known as British Plate. They sent their machine-made silver flatware from Sheffield to be hallmarked in London. They acquired Rupert Favell & Co in 1893, and also registered as a limited company – William Hutton & Sons Ltd.
In 1902, they bought Creswick & Co. and started to use their crossed arrows mark. They became renowned for the quality of their Arts & Crafts silverware items at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
They were taken over by James Dixon & Sons in 1930.
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