Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Fish Servers
Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Fish Servers
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Pair of Victorian Antique Silver Fish Servers made in 1856

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A pair of Victorian silver fiddle pattern fish servers. The blade of the knife and top of the fork are embellished with pierced scroll decoration.

Date 1856
Made By Martin Hall & Co
Location United Kingdom
Stock Number FA230x21

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FA230x21
Date:
1856
Maker: Martin Hall & Co
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Description

A pair of Victorian antique silver fiddle pattern fish servers. The blade of the knife and top of the fork are embellished with pierced scroll decoration.

Dimensions: length of fork 26.5 cm, slice 32.2 cm

Maker
Martin Hall & Co

Martin, Hall & Co were Sheffield based manufacturing silversmiths, electroplated manufacturers and silver, plated and steel cutlers.

The firm started in 1820 with the partnership of Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts, trading as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left in 1846 and Roberts went into partnership with his former apprentice, Ebenezer Hall and became Roberts & Hall. Richard Martin and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer) joined the partnership in 1854 and the firm became Martin, Hall & Co, converting to a limited company in 1866.

With a factory in Sheffield, they went on to open showrooms in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Sydney. As well as producing sterling silver and electroplated wares, they also had a successful (and much cheaper) line of products produced in their patented white metal called “Martinoid” – an alloy of white metals made to look like sterling silver but with no meltdown value.

They exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, the International Exhibition in 1862, the Sydney Exhibition in 1879, the Melbourne Exhibition in 1881 and the British Industries Fair in 1915.

It is not clear whether the business was sold to Frank Cobb & Co in 1932 or went into liquidation in 1936 when it was delisted.

Delivery Details

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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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