This superb antique Victorian silver plated three piece coffee set designed by the renowned retailer and silversmith Elkington & Co, Circa 1870 in date.
The coffee pot’s lid has clever hidden hinges and the cream jug and the open sugar bowl have gold washed interiors, all three with hand engraved and chased Neo-classical decorations throughout.
The set comprises a coffee pot, a sugar bowl and a cream jug.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 12 x Depth 21 – Coffee Pot
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 8 inches – Coffee Pot
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: A2757a