Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Butter Shells
Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Butter Shells

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Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Butter Shells made in 1890

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A beautiful pair of Victorian antique silver butter shells in fabulous condition. The butter dishes have a lovely scallop shape, with a scrolled border handpiece.

Date 1890
Made By Finley & Taylor
Location London
Stock Number W160x27

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W160x27
Date:
1890
Maker: Finley & Taylor
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Description

A beautiful pair of Victorian antique silver butter shells in fabulous condition.

The butter dishes have a lovely scallop shape, with a scrolled border handpiece. The shells have a delightfully decorative border.

Dimensions: length 14 cm, width 11.5 cm

Maker
Finley & Taylor

The firm was established in Birmingham c. 1850 by George Cartwright and Joseph Hirons, trading as Cartwright & Hirons. In 1853, when Horace Woodward entered the partnership, the firm changed to Cartwright, Hirons & Woodward.

The firm was active as electroplate manufacturers and silversmiths at 138/139 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, with London showrooms at 41 Hatton Garden.

In 1859, Joseph Hirons left the partnership and the firm changed its name to Cartwright & Woodward. In 1865, after George Cartwright’s retirement, the business was continued by Horace Woodward under the name Horace Woodward & Co. In 1883, Horace Woodward left the company and the business was continued by Edgar Finley and Hugh Taylor, maintaining the same name until 1893 when the firm was converted into a limited liability company as Horace Woodward & Co Ltd.

In the same year, the production was transferred to Atlas Works, Paradise Street, Birmingham and additional premised were opened in 1903 at Vyse Street, Birmingham. In 1919, the firm was acquired by Adie Brothers Ltd.

The firm participated with success to London (1851 and 1862), Paris (1867) and Melbourne (1881) Exhibitions.

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Delivery Charges:
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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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