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Hallmarked Elizabeth II Sterling Silver beaker made in 1952


Maker: Tessiers

A wonderful and tall plain sterling silver beaker with the London import mark for 1952 by Tessiers of Bond Street.

Date 1952
Made By Tessiers
Location London
Stock Number W198x13

Out of stock

Maker: Tessiers

A wonderful and tall plain sterling silver beaker with the London import mark for 1952 by Tessiers of Bond Street.

It has a lovely heavy feel in the hand and will hold 350 ml.

Dimensions: height 12.5 cm, width 8.2 cm; weight 7.36 troy oz.


The firm claims to have been established in 1812, possibly by the descendants of Etienne de Tessier, a Huguenot refugee who arrived in England in 1712, but the first information about the business are in an 1841 directory listing a Griffin & Tessier, goldsmiths and silversmiths, at 32 South Audley Street.

One of the partners was Louis (Lewis) Alexander Tessier (c. 1795 – after 1861), who in 1851 advertised as Louis Tessier & Sons, active as artists in hair mourning jewellery at 32 Conduit Street and 32 South Audley Street.

After the retirement of L.A. Tessier (1857) the business was continued by his sons Henry Thomas Louis Tessier (1816 – 1891) and Edward Tessier.

The partnership, active also at 26 New Bond Street, was dissolved in 1869.

H.T.L. Tessier continued the business at 32 South Audley Street while Edward Tessier maintained the business at 26 New Bond Street. Edward Tessier died in 1875 and the business was sold to John Gotlieu Vander and John Hedges who continued the activity under the name of E. Tessier and/or Vander & Hedges.

After the dissolution of the partnership with Hedges (1900), Vander continued the activity under the same style until his death (1910).

The business Edward Tessier/Vander & Hedges was continued by Arthur Martin Parsons (c. 1859 – 1943) and Frank Herbert Parsons (died 1934), and in 1920 the firm was converted into a limited liability company under the style Tessiers Ltd. The first directors were A.M. Parsons, F.H. Parsons and S.F. Parsons.

Herbert Martin Parsons (1892 – 1981), son of A.M. Parsons, succeeded his father as head of the firm.

The firm is now active in a newly established store at 10 Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, as dealers in antique and modern jewellery and silver.

Delivery Details

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Some countries levy import duties and local taxes. Payment of these is the purchaser’s responsibility and beyond the control of William Walter Antiques Ltd. When the container has reached the destination country, a customs representative will contact you for payment prior to delivery.

Import restrictions are applicable to some destinations, especially the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell. We cannot accept orders requiring shipment to any countries which implement such controls.

All items are checked and photographed prior to packaging, and we aim to dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.

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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