This is a stylish English antique silver plated spirit kettle on stand by the renowned silversmith Elkington & Co with the date mark for 1845.
This superb kettle has a circular shaped body with an elegant handle and a Louis spout.
It has a beaded and shaped rim and beautiful engraved foliate and fluted decoration on the lid and around the body. It is raised on a circular stand with a burner on 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 with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 36 x Width 18 x Depth 25
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 10 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: X0108