ANTIQUE QUALITY SILVER PLATE PAIR OF ENTRÉE TUREENS DISHES
ELKINGTON & CO
This is a matching pair of exquisite and rare antique English silver plate entrees
They were crafted in 1902 by the renowned originators of silver-plating
Elkington and Co
As to be expected they are of the highest quality, and ready to grace any dining table
They have the most wonderful gadrooned edge decoration to both the base and lid, each server have the top handle with a unique locking system which can be removed, and the top turned over to use as an additional serving dishes.
Elkington & Co
A Silver manufacturer from Birmingham England.
The originators of silver-plating were George Richards Elkington and Henry Elkington who began their research in times of the Industrial Revolution. By the 1830's they had patented their processes and 1840 saw the technique of electro-plating brought to perfection.
John Culme, in his Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, said that "Elkington Electroplate was soon accepted with the result that the firm allowed a number of manufacturers to use the technique under licence. Among the earliest granted were those of Christofle & Cie of France".
24 cm x 17 cm
combined : 2.33 kilos
(Measurements and weights where specified are approximate)
In great condition some marks to the inside (seen in photos), that being said this doesn't detract at all from there rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy.
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