This is a beautiful antique Victorian burr walnut boxed twelve piece silver plated dessert service with maker marks for Hukin & Heath, circa 1880 in date.
Comprising six berry spoons, a sifting spoon, two pairs of nut crackers and grape scissors, in a superb fitted burr walnut case.
The interior is finished in plush navy velvet silk, this is a fabulous set which will gracefully adorn any table.
This is the complete set and it is in really excellent condition
Dimensions in cm:
Height 7 x Width 30 x Depth 29
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 11 inches
HUKIN & HEATH
The firm was established in Birmingham in 1855 by Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath. They were active in in Newall Street and Imperial Works, 139 Great Charles Street, Birmingham. The firm’s association with Christopher Dresser began in 1877; the first registered design dates from 1878, and others were entered up to 1881. Dresser’s designs were launched at the opening of the firm’s showrooms in Charterhouse Street in August 1879. In 1904 the business was converted under the style of Hukin & Heath Ltd. The company closed in 1953. Found a spoon marked CRESCINA (possibly a trade mark).
According to an author, John Heath used an oval or circle stamp around the trade mark to distinguish from electro-plated and nickel of other makers.
The marks below (spread-winged bird into a circle with H&H into squares, conjoined circles or ‘Old English’ fonts) don’t correspond and could be attributable to Hukin & Heath only presumptively.
Our reference: A2867a