This is a wonderful and rare huge antique English Victorian silver plated bronze table centerpiece / candelabra by the renowned silversmith Elkington, Circa 1860 in date.
The superb centrepiece features a central pedestal in the form of an oak tree with embossed and engraved decoration which hold a large cut glass bowl and features three off shoot candle branches and standing on a circular plinth raised on a round base on quadruped oak leaf and branch shaped feet.
The cut glass bowl can be used for fruit, sweets, flowers a plant, etc, or can be removed when not required.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, and it’s rarity is sure to make it a treasured and interesting piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 67 x Width 40 x Depth 40
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches
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: A1800