Antique Victorian silver gilt Centrepiece Glass Elkington & Co 19th C


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Object Description

This is an intricate and exquisitely made antique silver gilt plated Victorian centrepiece bearing the makers mark of the renowned silversmiths Elkington & Co, and bearing the Victorian Lozenge Registration mark that dates it to 1860.

This stunning centrepiece has a central oval glass dish which is beautifully frosted and engraved with decorative anthemion.

This magnificent gilt silver-plated centrepiece features a pair of striking winged sphinxes in-between a central classical urn on a shaped base decorated with beading, a gadrooned frieze and raised on paw feet.

A lot of intricate detailing has gone into the creation of this beautiful item which is an extremely well designed and attractive centrepiece.

In excellent original condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 27 x Width 47 x Depth 29

Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 11 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: X0069

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