This is a large wonderful antique silver plated Victorian salver bearing the makers marks for the renowned silversmith Elkingon and the date mark for 1888.
It has beautiful embossed and engraved floral and foliate decoration in the Neo-classical style and is raised on elegant scrolled shell and acanthus tripod clasp feet.
The centre features an engraved family motto and crest.
This salver is of fabulous quality and will add an Imperial look to your surroundings.
In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5.5 x Width 45 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 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: A3216