This is a stylish English antique silver plated Coffee biggin on stand by the renowned silversmith Elkington & Co, circa 1860 in date.
This superb kettle has a circular shaped body with an elegant handle and gadrooned decoration.
It has beautiful embossed and engraved decoration around the lid with gadrooned decoration around the body and is raised on a circular stand with burner on lion’s paw tripod feet.
It bears the makers marks for Elkington on the base.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition. As an antique item the biggin show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, they display beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 27 x Width 23 x Depth 17
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 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: A1659