A very good quality late Victorian silver plated wine or Champagne pourer by Ekinngton & Co, circa 1880 in date.
It features an extendable handle and butterfly screw locking mechanism.
The scroll handle leads down to a circular gallery base and features superb floral decorative engraving.
Add this lovely pourer to enhance dining experience.
In excellent condition the silver having been replated, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 35 x Width 15 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 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: X0041