This is a fabulous antique Victorian silver plated cake stand with mirrored top bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Elkington & Co, circa 1880 in date.
It would make a fabulous centrepiece for any function especially weddings.
The craftsmanship is second to none and this fine piece of tableware is sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to any fine dining experience.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 13 x Width 45 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5.1 x Width 17.7 x Depth 17.7
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: 08666