This is an exquisite antique English silver plated bread basket by the renowned silversmith and retailer of Sheffield & London, Walker & Hall.
Add an elegant touch to your next dining experience with this lovely basket.
In excellent condition with clear marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 11 x Width 32 x Depth 19
Dimensions in inches:
Height 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 7 inches
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: X0042