This is an exquisite silver plate biscuit box bearing the makers of the renowned silversmiths Elkington & Co, and bearing the Victorian Lozenge Registration mark that dates it to 1859.
The cylinder shaped box features a hinged domed top with floral decoration on a circular base.
Add an elegant and interesting touch to your next afternoon tea!!
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 18 x Depth 18
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 7 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: X0051