This is an exceptional quality antique English Victorian oval silver-plated twin handled tea tray by the renowned silversmiths, Elkington & Co., circa 1880 in date.
This splendid tray features a remarkable gadrooned rim with beautiful embossed decoration.
The centre of the tray is engraved with a stunning crest and the underside bears the maker’s mark and the stamp of Elkington & Co. as well as the registration number 17392.
This magnificent tray is one of the finest examples of its type you could hope to acquire.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 4.5 x Width 68 x Depth 43
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1.8 x Width 26.8 x Depth 16.9
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: 09767