Pair of 1910 Silver Sugar Bows by Elkington & Co

Ref: LA327307
£50
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Offered for sale is a sweet little pair of sugar bows by Elkington & Co. They have an engraved stylised "H" to the outer and are hallmarked Birmingham 1910. Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate. They began life in Birmingham as a company of silversmiths in 1836, and experimented with improving gilding techniques. By 1838 they had discovered and patented a new way to electroplate one metal on to the surface of another. By 1840 production was already underway with silver electroplated wares. The company received financial backing from Josiah Mason in 1842 (renaming the firm Elkington, Mason & Co between 1842 and 1861) and was extremely successful. It introduced electrotyping as a new method of production for silver plated items. Elkington & Co exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 with enormous success.
measurementsMeasurements
Length:
105 mm
Weight:
1.7 oz
conditionCondition
Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or signs of restoration
DeliveryDelivery
Free delivery to UK Mainland. International customers please contact us via email for costs or to arrange your own courier collection. Please note, we do not use Hermes or Yodel for our deliveries and do require a mobile contact number for all deliveries.
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