Pair of Antique Silver Victorian Neoclassical Candlesticks made in 1894
Pair of Victorian Silver Neoclassical Candlesticks which are decorated with urns,swags and rams heads and stand on square bases with bead ornament.
A fine pair of late nineteenth century candlesticks in neoclassical style made in London in 1894 by William Hutton and Sons.
The candlesticks are a copy of a very famous Robert Adam design of around 1775, a picture from a reference book is included.
They are decorated with urns,swags and rams heads and stand on square bases with bead ornament.
They are in excellent crisp condition.
Dimensions, height 31 cm.
William Hutton & Sons were manufacturing silversmiths founded in 1800 in Birmingham, transferring to Sheffield in 1832.
William Hutton established the firm, and with the move to Sheffield, they also became platers having licensed the electroplating technique from Elkingtons. This gave them much early success.
William’s son, William Carr Hutton, continued the business after his father’s death. He used the same business name until 1864, when it was changed to William Hutton & Son (when William Carr’s own son, Herbert Hutton, joined him).
When William Carr died in 1865, the firm’s name was again changed to William Hutton & Sons when Herbert’s brothers joined him (James and Robert). They opened a London showroom in Holborn in 1863, which then moved to Farringdon Road in 1891 operating until 1918.
The Huttons developed a new nickel alloy that was good for plating in the late 1800s and it became known as British Plate. They sent their machine-made silver flatware from Sheffield to be hallmarked in London. They acquired Rupert Favell & Co in 1893, and also registered as a limited company – William Hutton & Sons Ltd.
In 1902, they bought Creswick & Co. and started to use their crossed arrows mark. They became renowned for the quality of their Arts & Crafts silverware items at the turn of the 19th/20th century.
They were taken over by James Dixon & Sons in 1930.
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