This is an exquisite and rare antique pair of English silver plate sauce tureens, Circa 1860 in date.
They are of the highest quality, in excellent condition and are ready to grace your dining table, they bear the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Elkington and Co. and the number 86588.
A truly exquisite pair that would make a fine addition to any antique collection.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 x Width 17 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4.7 x Width 6.7 x Depth 5.1
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: 08657