Antique Silver Plated Lazy Susan


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Object Description

A good quality silver plated tray, on a spreading foot, with a revolving turntable action. Excellent plain style. The rotating mechanism turns with a very smooth ball bearing action. Height 7.75 cms. Diameter 35.25 cms. Circa 1920.

Biography – Hukin and Heath, active as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters, was established in Birmingham in 1855. In 1875 the firm entered its mark in Birmingham Assay Office, while in 1879 the founders Jonathan Wilson Hukin and John Thomas Heath entered their mark in London Assay Office. The firm was active at Imperial Works, Great Charles Street, Birmingham and in the showrooms at 19 Charterhouse Street, London. J.T. Hukin retired in 1881 and in 1886 J.T. Heath continued the partnership with John Hartsghorne Middleton. In 1904 the business was converted into a limited liability company under the style Hukin & Heath Ltd. The firm went out of business in 1953. Hukin abd Heath is well known for its production in the 1870s and 1880s of silver and electroplated wares under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Dresser.

Object Literature

A Lazy Susan is a turntable (rotating tray) placed on a table or counter top to assist in serving food. It is usually circular and would be placed in the centre of a circular table to share dishes easily among the diners. Another term for these useful serving platters is a Dumb Waiter.

Object Condition

This practical silver plated tray is in good condition. The silver plate is not worn. There is a very minimal amount of surface scuffing and a couple of small ripples on the edge.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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