Antique Silver Victorian Wine Funnel made in 1899
A rare sterling silver Victorian wine funnel of circular waisted form. The funnel has a push-fit hallmarked detachable funnel and the hemispherical sieve has a thread edge border.
|Made By||Turner Bradbury|
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A rare antique sterling silver Victorian wine funnel of circular waisted form. The funnel has a push-fit hallmarked detachable funnel and the hemispherical sieve has a thread edge border.
All pieces hallmarked.
Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd – successors to Matthew Fenton & Co; Fenton, Creswick & Co; Watson & Co, Thomas Bradbury & Son and Thomas Bradbury & Sons.
The business traces its origin to Fenton, Creswick & Co – a partnership involving Matthew Fenton (an apprentice of Thomas Law), Richard Creswick and William Watson. They were active as silversmiths and Sheffield platers, and were among the first to enter their mark at the Sheffield Assay Office in 1773.
In 1789, Fenton left the firm and was replaced by Edward Oakes. The firm changed its style to Fenton, Creswick, Oakes & Co. In 1795, the partnership was dissolved and the business was continued under the style of Watson & Co under the partnership of Thomas Watson, James Fenton and Thomas Bradbury I (a former apprentice of the firm). Later, Thomas Bradbury II (son of Thomas Bradbury I) and William Watson (nephew of Thomas Watson) were admitted to the partnership.
In 1831, William Watson retired, and the business was continued by Bradburys (Thomas I and II) under the style of Thomas Bradbury & Son. The firm was active at Arundel Street, Sheffield with London showroom at 12 Gough Square, Fleet Street.
In 1855, the firm changed its name to Thomas Bradbury & Sons, under the partnership of Joseph and Edward Bradbury (sons of Thomas Bradbury II).
In 1877, the partners were Thomas Bradbury III (brother of Joseph Bradbury) and John Sutherland Henderson. The partnership was dissolved in 1888 and the firm was managed by Walton Turner Bradbury, Joseph Bradbury Jr. and Frederick Bradbury (sons of Joseph Bradbury Sr.). Frederick Bradbury is the author of the fundamental book “A History of Old Sheffield Plate”.
The business was converted into a limited liability company in 1905, under the style Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd. The company closed its activity in 1943 and dies and tooling were bought by Atkin Brothers.
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