This is an exceptional four piece tea and coffee service by the enowned silvesmith, Elkington & Co, and Circa 1860 in date.
The set comprises a teapot, coffee pot, cream jug and sugar bowl, all with delightful engraved foliate and floral decoration, each piece bears the makers mark of Elkington & Co.
Add an elegant touch to your next afternoon tea with this wonderful set.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 24 x Width 23 x Depth 15 – Coffee Pot
Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches – Coffee Pot
Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.
The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Our reference: X0022