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Antique Silver Plated Fruit Basket Wilkinson & Co C1830 19th Century

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Regent Antiques

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This is a stunning antique Victorian Sheffield Plate silver plated fruit basket with the makers mark of Henry Wilkinson & Co, circa 1830 in date.

The round shpaed body features fabulous engraved and cut out foliate and floral decoration..

It bears the makers two crossed key hallmark.

Add an elgant touch to your next dining experience.

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

Dimensions in cm:
Height 26 x Width 31 x Depth 31

Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot

Henry Wilkinson & Co
It is difficult to trace the origin of the firm in the 18th and the first part of the 19th century, owing to the complexity of intertwined partnerships involving the numerous firms active in Sheffield in the silver business. The Chronology until 1829 is only a hypothesis largely based on Frederick Bradbury's book on Old Sheffield Plate (first published in 1912).
Anyway, Henry Wilkinson & Co, Plate Worker, Norfolk Street, Sheffield entered its first mark in the Sheffield Assay Office on September 24, 1831.
Henry Wilkinson & Co was involved in the manufacture of Old Sheffield Plate and was the second firm in Sheffield to receive a licence for the use of the electroplating system (1843).
Various pieces of its production were successfully exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851
Since the 1850s Henry Wilkinson & Co was active in London with James Price as agent and from 1857 with a Showroom at 4 Bolt Court, Fleet Street (later, Ely House, 13 Charterhouse Street, Holborn Circus).
Hallmarks were entered in London Assay Office in 1857 (by Henry Wilkinson) and 1879 (by John Brashier).
In 1872 the firm was converted into a Limited Liability Company under the style Henry Wilkinson & Co Ltd.
In 1892 the business went into liquidation and was bought by Walker & Hall.

Our reference: X0107
Internal Ref: X0107


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 26 cm (10.2")
Width = 31 cm (12.2")
Depth = 31 cm (12.2")

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N4 1BX
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