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Antique Silver George VI Christening Set made in 1938-39


A pretty Art Deco period antique silver christening set comprising a mug, napkin ring and a spoon.

Date 1938 - 1939
Made By Edward Viner, Roberts & Belk Ltd
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W194x31

Out of stock

1938 - 1939
Maker: Edward Viner, Roberts & Belk Ltd

A pretty Art Deco period antique silver christening set comprising a mug, napkin ring and a spoon.

All are contained in the original fitted box.

Dimensions: height (of mug) 7.3 cm; weight 5 troy oz.

Edward Viner

Viners origins date back to Sheffield in the early 1900s. Emile Viner, together with his brother, Adolf, a director of Viner’s, Ltd., was one of the largest cutlery and silverware firms of the world. Viners Ltd was a well-established manufacturer of silverware, cutlery and pewter based in Bath Street, Sheffield.

As immigrant Jews, Adolf and Emile changed their name from Viener to Viner in November 1925. Also spelled Adolph Weiner when he was knighted by the Crown)

The company’s manufacture of helmets and other war items is described in Sheffield’s Great War and Beyond, by Peter Warr (Pen and Sword Books, 2015).

The hallmark for Viners Ltd. silver was registered to son Edward Viner: in 1932 it was “E.V” with figures and in 1964, it was “EV” with associated figures.

Viners – now part of The Rayware Group – is a highly distinguished and much loved brand, steeped in British Heritage.

Roberts & Belk Ltd

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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