Superb Rare (1950s)Elkington Stainless Steel Knives & Forks With Bovine Bone Handles In A Beautiful Silk Lined Box. Fantastic condition and fully Hallmarked which dates this set back to the 1950s. The set needs to be seen and handled to be fully appreciated. Absolutely fantastic work of English master craftsmen of the highest order.
Please browse all 12 sets of photographs for size and condition as they are self explanatory. Are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate. They began life in Birmingham by George Elkington 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.Elkington design, circa 1860 Elkington by Dresser design Elkington Royal Warrant. In 1885 Elkington registered designs by Christopher Dresser. Dresser's designs included tea services, sugar bowls, claret jugs, kettles, cruet stands, baskets, a tureen and a tankard. His models are recorded in Elkington's silver and plated ware pattern-books. Elkington held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI. Name is still in use today as manufacturers under the auspices of British Silverware Ltd. ELKINGTON AT THE 1851 GREAT EXHIBITION.
Elkington partecipated in the Metalware section of the 1851 Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in London in the specially constructed Crystal Palace. The item "Superb Rare (1950s) English Elkington Steel Knives & Forks Set In Silk Lined Box" is in sale since Thursday, August 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Cutlery". The seller is "santoor-uk" and is located in Ladywell (Near Eccles), Greater Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.