A beautiful four piece shaped oval Edwardian tea and coffee service shaped with alternating panels and rib work which then has upper bands of floral bright cut engraving for highlights. The lid is crowned with a stylish finial and the handle is scroll design.Weight: 52.76 troy ounces/1641 grams. Height: 10.5 inches/26.6cm. Length: 10.5 inches/26.6cm. The business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker.
Becoming an assistant of Dr. John Wright who had conducted important experiments on electroplating Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield.The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa). Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found.
The item "Early 20th Century Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea & Coffee Set" is in sale since Tuesday, October 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "paulbennettsilver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.