Antique Silver & Mother of Pearl Edwardian Fish & Fruit Dessert Service made in 1906


A rare Edwardian antique silver and mother of pearl fish and fruit/dessert service for 12 persons.

Date 1906
Made By Elkington & Co
Location Birmingham
Stock Number FA108x1
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Maker: Elkington & Co

A rare Edwardian antique silver and mother of pearl fish and fruit/dessert service for 12 persons.

The service comprises of:

12 fish knives

12 fish forks

12 fruit/dessert knives

12 fruit/dessert forks and a pair of fish servers

The knives, forks and servers are beautifully hand engraved to one side and plain to the other (50 pieces).

The service is fitted in their original Elkington oak box complete with a key (brass plate to top missing).

The box has four trays and the interior is velvet, with the fish servers fitted to the lid.

The service is in excellent condition.

Made in Birmingham in 1906 by Elkington and Co. of Birmingham and retailed at their Newcastle upon Tyne premises (one piece made in 1908 by William Hutton).

Dimensions: length (of fish servers) 29.8 cm and 23 cm, length (of fish knives) 20 cm, length (of fish forks) 17.25 cm, length (of dessert knives) 19.2 cm, length (of dessert forks) 15.8 cm

Elkington & Co

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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For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
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