This is a stunning pair of antique English silver plate compotes by the renowned maker Walker & Hall, Circa 1870 in date.
The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this pair and this exceptional ensemble is sure to add an unparalleled touch of class to any fine dining experience.
They also bear the name of the retailer, Pellett Ltd, 62 High Holborn, London.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 17 x Width 27 x Depth 27
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6.7 x Width 10.6 x Depth 10.6
Walker & Hall
the business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker who become an assistant of Dr John Wright. Dr John Wright had conducted important experiments on electroplating, Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield.
The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa).
Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found.
Our reference: A1520