Hallmarked Silver Elizabeth II Wine Coaster made in 1973


A fine quality bark effect hallmarked silver wine coaster with a plain silver rim.

Date 1973
Made By Toye Kenning & Spencer
Location Birmingham
Stock Number W61x31
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Maker: Toye Kenning & Spencer

A fine quality bark effect hallmarked silver wine coaster with a plain silver rim.

This fine coaster is specially hallmarked with the 200 anniversary mark (1973) for the opening of the Birmingham Assay Office (1773).

This bark effect is quite unusual and is seen on silver by Gerald Benney, Christopher Lawrence and a few others.

It is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: height 4.75 cm, diameter 14.85 cm

Toye Kenning & Spencer

Guillaume Henri Toyé, a Hugenuenot weaver, who fled to London in 1685. He was penniless but for the skill contained in his two hands, plus an inherited knowledge of his craft.

In 1835, Guillaume’s descendant, William Toye formally established Toye and Company as the registered trading name for the company, and from here the House of Toye continued to flourish, growing into new markets, and learning new craft disciplines as it reacted to the increasing demands from its customer.

George Kenning, having worked for Edward Stillwell and Sons during the 1840s, moved and established a business under his name in 1860, setting up in number 1 to 4 Little Britain, in the City of London.

George Kenning greatly enlarged both his capabilities in manufacture, covering many markets, to all civil and military personnel, shipping lines, the growing sports and club markets and many other societies.

In 1947, Kenning acquired Spencer & Co., the original manufacturer of masonic clothing, which was produced in 19 – 21 Great Queen Street, and moved his branch to that street, number 17, into 19 – 21.

Kenning and Spencer were acquired by Toye & Co. during 1956-57, and became Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd. during 1962.

Their registered offices are now Regalia House, Newtown Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 8QR.

Delivery Details

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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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