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Antique Silver Victorian Aesthetic Movement Salver made in 1886

£885

A rare Victorian silver ‘Aesthetic Movement’ salver, which is beautifully hand engraved on both the main surface and the rim.

Date 1886
Made By Henry Atkin
Location Sheffield
Stock Number W81x30
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Date:
1886
Maker: Henry Atkin
£885
Description

A rare Victorian silver ‘Aesthetic Movement’ salver, which is beautifully hand engraved on both the main surface and the rim.

This delightful salver stands on three plain ball feet and is in excellent condition throughout.

The salver was made in 1886 by Henry Atkin of Sheffield.

Dimensions, diameter 24.9 cm.

Weight, 15.5 troy oz.

Maker
Henry Atkin

Atkin Brothers business traces its origin to Thomas Law, a silversmith active in Sheffield from c. 1750 to 1775. He was one of the only two firms combining the trades of cutlers and general silversmiths. The business was continued by his sons John and William, and later by Joseph Law (probably the son of John, as in an 1830 directory he is quoted as “Joseph Law, late John Law & Son”).

In 1824, the mark of Jos. Law, Jn Oxley & Henry Atkin (oddly the mark was “LL”, possibly for Law & Law) was entered and in 1829 Henry Atkin and John Oxley, trading as Atkin, Oxley & Co, succeeded to the original firm. They dissolved their partnership c. 1840. Henry Atkin continued the trade as Henry Atkin & Co at 32 Howard Street, Sheffield. He died in 1853, and his sons Harry Wright Atkin, Edward Thomas Atkin and Frank Shaw Atkin continued the trade under the style Atkin Brothers in their Truro Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield. The firm opened offices in London, managed by Harry Wright Atkin, and in 1925 became a limited liability company as Atkin Brothers (Silversmiths) Ltd.

Atkin Brothers manufactured a wide range of electroplate, Britannia Metal, silver and plated cutlery supplied to Thornhill & Co – London, Barraclough & Sons – Leeds, Ollivant & Botsford – Manchester, James Crichton & Co – Edinburgh, Hall & co – Manchester, Fairfax & Roberts – Sydney and many other firms in the United Kingdom and in the Colonies.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

About William Walter Antiques

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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