Slazenger Presentation Lawn Bowls.
Pair of presentation lawn bowls in mahogany box made by Slazengers, the box with Slazenger ‘Best is Best’ ivorine plaque. The ‘Stadium , No.3 Bias, Slazenger’ lignum vitae presentation lawn bowls have silver plaques mounted onto them. They are engraved ‘Presented by Major C.H. Seabrooke. 1929, Singles Handicap Winner W.S. Keeble’ with Sheffield silver hallmark dating to 1928. ‘C.C.P.’ into a quatrefoil denotes the silversmith Sibray, Hall & Co. Ltd. The bowls also have an official date stamp for 1929 stamped into the wood.
Charles Clement Pilling, London, entered his ‘C.C.P.’ into a quatrefoil in 1900.
The same mark was entered in 1907 at the Sheffield Assay Office.
SIBRAY, HALL & CO LTD
(successors of SIBRAY, HALL & CO)
The firm was founded in Sheffield by Frederick Sibray and Job Frank Hall and was active as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplaters at Fitzwalter Works, 111 St Mary’s Road and in its London showrooms at 30 Ely Place, Holborn (c. 1890).
Frederick Sibray died in 1891 and Charles Clement Pilling entered in the partnership with Job Frank Hall until (1896) the firm was converted into a limited liability company as Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd.
When F.J. Hall retired (c. 1900) he disposed of his interests in the firm to C.C. Pilling.
The firm was present with its silverware production (dessert services, trophies and shields, cups and bowls, tea and coffee services, etc.) at the Jewellers’ Exhibition of 1912.